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: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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