Day in history for May 22, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Nine persons were brought to Davenport from Iowa City and committed to jail to await their trial on the charge of murdering a man who was alleged to have burned a barn. The charge is that the group, known as the Iowa City ''Regulators,'' threw the man into the river. 1883 -- 125 years ago:

1908 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island Booster Club last night initiated plans for a carnival or some attraction of a similar nature for Rock Island. 1933 -- 75 years ago:

1958 -- 50 years ago
''Gripe Night'' was marked by few gripes but a lot of questions on city and county affairs. The temper of the meeting was more of friendly discussion than of putting public officials on the hot seat. 1983 -- 25 years ago:

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.

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