Day in history for April 15, 2005
- 1855 -- 150 years ago
- The new postage law, which took effect April 1, requires the senders, not the receivers, to pay the postage. We notice a long list, posted in the post office, of letters which have been mailed without being pre-paid.
- 1880 -- 125 years ago
- Lawrence Kramer, pressman at The Argus, was 26 years old yesterday and therefore Bleuer's band surprised him last night with a serenade at his home.
- 1905 -- 100 years ago
- The Twin-City Master Horseshoers Protective Association elected C.S. Albertson, Moline, president.
- 1930 -- 75 years ago
- Henry C. Hinrichs was reelected as chairman of the Rock Island County Democratic Committee.
- 1955 -- 50 years ago
- Veteran cribbage player, John Vetterlund, 1013 23rd Ave., Rock Island, thinks he has seen almost everything now. Playing the game alone, as he often does, Mr. Vetterlund came up with a perfect hand, a hand which, by the way, gives the player a total of 29 points.
- 1980 -- 25 years ago
- The Metropolitan Airport Authority today decided not to build a 2,000-square-foot extension to the present terminal building for commuter airline operations.
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