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 Chicago and Rock Island Railroad will carry all who wish to attend the Chicago convention for half fare — that is, full fare to Chicago and return free.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Hardy Hetter, for several years yardmaster in the Burlington Railroad yards in Rock Island and Moline, was transferred to Beardstown. He was succeeded here by J.E. Albrecht.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Corn was estimated at 50 percent of the normal crop in Rock Island County by Crop Correspondent Thomas Campbell.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Robert Carroll, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Farr Carroll, of near Aledo, won the grand championship of the Mercer County baby beef show with "Fat Stuff."
1964 -- 50 years ago: About 250 persons attended the first in a series of horse shows at the Hillandale Stables off Knoxville Road near Milan on Saturday afternoon and evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Ground was broken this morning for the $4.5 million Rock Valley Business Park near Rock Valley Plaza, Rock Island. The first building is 17,000 square feet for offices and a warehouse and should be completed by Dec. 1.




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