Day in history for March 18, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
Our exchanges are full of interesting accounts, from all sections of the union, of the great tide of immigration to Illinois. The movement of covered wagons in the direction of Illinois almost equals that of the California fever three and four years ago.

1880 -- 125 years ago
The 10th annual St. Patrick's Day ball in Rock Island was held last night in Hillier's hall. Music for dancing was by Bleuer's band.

1905 -- 100 years ago
J.W. Cavanaugh was nominated by Democrats for mayor of Rock Island. John T. Stafford declined the Democratic nomination for city attorney.

1930 -- 75 years ago
A fire which followed an explosion in a Milan garage destroyed 20 cars and the home of Milan Mayor Carl O. Swanson.

1955 -- 50 years ago
When a dog named Lassie ran into a drain and tumbled into a 15-foot underground hole yesterday, it took seven Moline city employees and 2 1/2 hours to rescue the animal.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Attorneys for East Moline, an Albany woman and a Moline couple are on the verge of an agreement that would let the city raze an abandoned tavern. City Attorney William Phares said the city council probably will accept a bid in May for the demolition of a one-story brick structure at 1729 18th Ave.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.








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