Day in history for April 19, 2005
- 1855 -- 150 years ago
- Work of grading and paving the levee was steadily progressing under management of Mr. Carmichael, superintendent. Good progress has been made on the two blocks immediately west of the depot.
- 1880 -- 125 years ago
- Mayor-elect Henry Carse was duly sworn in and presided at a meeting of the new city council the night before delivering an inaugural address.
- 1905 -- 100 years ago
- The Tri-City Press Club met at the Manufacturers Hotel in Moline. Rabbi W.H. Finescriber, Davenport, was elected an honorary member.
- 1930 -- 75 years ago
- City council amended an ordinance requiring local taxi companies to file bond or insurance policies with city clerk for protection of passengers.
- 1955 -- 50 years ago
- The Argus will afford its readers a complete report on the atomic explosion scheduled April 26 near Las Vegas, Nevada. Sam Bjorkman, Argus chief photographer, will be on hand for the latest in the series of nuclear tests.
- 1980 -- 25 years ago
- Polly will be celebrating his 50th birthday tomorrow. Mrs. Dale McKeag, Coal Valley, will be hosting an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at her home in honor of her pet parrot. McKeag has cared for the bird for 20 years, ever since her aunt died in 1960, leaving Polly to her.
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