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: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.

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