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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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