Day in history for May 6, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
The regular monthly meeting of the Young Men's Assn. will be held Thursday. Exercises will consist of essays, declamations and reviews.

1883 -- 125 years ago
Liverymen did a good business yesterday as many young men treated their best girl to a buggy ride.

1908 -- 100 years ago
A new newspaper, the Daily Republican, made its first appearance in Moline today. Sam Kennedy is manager of the paper.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Much favorable comment has attended the production of the Passion Play written and directed by the Rev. David A. Johnson, former pastor of Central Presbyterian Church of Rock Island. The Kearney, Neb., Chamber of Commerce has requested that it be shown July 12-16. Last summer was the first time the work had been presented and it was enthusiastically received at that time.

1958 -- 50 years ago
More than 250 former pupils and other friends of Edith Anderson attended the open house in her honor recently in Lincoln School, Moline. Miss Anderson will retire at the end of the school year after 46 years of teaching in Moline schools.

1983 -- 25 years ago
The Coal Valley Village Board has hired William Wehner And Associates of Davenport to conduct a mosquito abatement program at a cost of $5,200.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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