Day in history for May 5, 2008
- 1858 -- 150 years ago
- Harry M. Adams is now agent for some of the best reapers and mowers manufactured in this country, among which is the celebrated Manny machine. He can be found at his store at the corner of Illinois and Washington Streets.
- 1883 -- 125 years ago
- Mayor Mott will appoint a superintendent of streets at the City Council meeting Monday. The appointment is an important one as the condition of Rock Island streets is deplorable.
- 1908 -- 100 years ago
- William McConochie will leave May 8 for a trip through Europe. He will be gone four months.
- 1933 -- 75 years ago
- Mayor Clarence E. Hodson, R.A Jacobson and L.B. Wilson were today named as judges of the High School Students' Travel Opportunity contest, which is being sponsored by The Argus and 57 cooperating business houses of Rock Island. Winners will receive trips to the Century of Progress exposition in Chicago.
- 1958 -- 50 years ago
- The Most Rev. William E. Cousins, Bishop of Peoria, dedicated the $150,000 convent of St. Joseph's Parish, Rock Island, in brief ceremonies late yesterday afternoon. Several hundred persons were present for the dedication of the building at 13th St. and 3rd Ave.
- 1983 -- 25 years ago
- The Coolidge Junior High School band won a first division rating in state competition in Princeton Saturday.
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