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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.

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