Day in history for April 13, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
By a vote of 149 to 10, people of Moline approved an act of the Illinois legislature incorporating the village as a town.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Fire broke out last night in the cupola of the chilled plow foundry of the B.D. Buford Plow Company.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Dr. J.W. Stewart was honored on his retiring after 30 years as superintendent of Broadway Presbyterian Sunday School.

1930 -- 75 years ago
In the chief contests in the county primary election, Republicans nominated Fred R. Schleuter for sheriff and E. Clifford Hall for treasurer.

1955 -- 50 years ago
The Moline Board of Education was given a complete report on the design and layout of the new Moline Senior High School at a meeting last night. Construction of the building probably won't start until late this year or early next year, and it is estimated that it will be a 2-year job. A 1957 opening would come 42 years after the present high school building was first used in 1915.

1980 -- 25 years ago
The Rock Island Public Library, 4th Ave. and 19th St., Saturday held the grand opening of its ''toy library,'' featuring more than 50 different toys and games. The library is circulating wooden alphabet blocks, toy trucks, puppets, Lincoln logs, and games.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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