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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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