Day in history for March 13, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
There is no improvement in the post office and the people are enraged past further endurance.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Professor Proctor, the great astronomer and lecturer from England, was at the Harper House today. It is to be regretted that this gentleman could not have been secured for a lecture in Rock Island.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Theophil Anthonius, Belgian saloonkeeper, whose place of business is at 7th Street and 17th Avenue, Moline, disappeared from home Saturday, Feb. 25, two weeks ago, and his wife has invoked the aid of the police in her quest of him. She fears he has met with foul play.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Harold T. Jaeke will be valedictorian of the 1930 graduating class at Augustana College.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Members of South Park Presbyterian Church, Rock Island, laid the cornerstone for their new Christian education building Sunday.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Brian Raasch of East Moline recently asked The Curious Cook's readers for a recipe for Earthworm Cake. He wanted to bake the cake for a science project, he said, also focusing on protein and other nutritional values in insects. Sure enough. The Curious Cook's readers provided a couple of recipes for Brian to consider.

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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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