Day in history for March 30, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
A case now on trial before the United States Supreme Court involves two questions. 1. The right of Illinois to run a railroad across the island of Rock Island, which is a military reservation. 2. The right of the state to throw a bridge across the Mississippi River.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Harrison Boggess, who came to Rock Island County in 1831, died at the age of 70. In 1841 he was married in a double log cabin which still is standing in Moline.

1905 -- 100 years ago
The country roads are almost impassable and several city streets are in similar condition.

1930 -- 75 years ago
A Monmouth bulldog committed suicide. The dog had been despondent since its master died two months ago. Today the dog ''deliberately'' ran in front of an automobile and was killed.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Friday will be April Fools Day but Rock Island County barbers will not be joking when they ask $1.50 for a haircut and $1 for a shave. The prices go up 25 cents.

1980 -- 25 years ago
About 40 anti-nuclear picketers gathered outside the Davenport offices of Iowa-Illinois Gas and Electric Co., Saturday, joining thousands of protesters across the nation in rallies commemorating the first anniversary of the country's worst commercial nuclear accident, Three Mile Island.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.

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