Day in history for May 3, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
We hope business will continue to improve until we have the good times everybody has been wishing for.

1883 -- 125 years ago
The county board of supervisors yesterday voted to spend $7,000 in building a house for the offices of the circuit and county judges.

1908 -- 100 years ago
A killing frost was experienced last night. It did untold damage to crops throughout the area.

1933 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island High School golf tournament was completed this week with George Birkhahn winning the championship. Birkhahn defeated Robert Peterson, one up, in the finals.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Open house will be held from 3 to 5 tomorrow afternoon in the new headquarters of the combined Child Guidance and Mental Health Center of Rock Island County, 1150 12th Ave., Moline. The Child Guidance Conference was organized in 1932 and the Mental Health 23 years later. The two agencies combined in 1957 and moved into the new headquarters early this year.

1983 -- 25 years ago
The fifth annual Cambridge Charity Hunter Horse Show will be May 14 and 15 at the Henry County Fairgrounds in Cambridge. Each year the event benefits a different Quad-City area charity and this year proceeds go to Arrowhead Ranch. Stalls are available for the B-rated show, which is INHJA-approved.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."

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