Day in history for April 2, 2005
- 1855 -- 150 years ago
- Perhaps some day Church (Spencer) Square will be filled and beautified, but at present it is not a good advertisement for Rock Island in the eyes of visitors who pass it on the way from the depot to hotels. That is why the city, after clearing its title to the square, ordered the square to be hidden by fence.
- 1880 -- 125 years ago
- German Theater Players from Davenport presented ''Sodom and Gomorrah or the Kind Uncle'' in the Rock Island Turner Hall last night.
- 1905 -- 100 years ago
- Capt. W.H. Pierce, 74, a veteran river man, died. For many years in an earlier era, he operated a ferry at Andalusia.
- 1930 -- 75 years ago
- Albert D. Huesing, owner of the Huesing Bottling Works, died at the age of 69.
- 1955 -- 50 years ago
- Jack Foley, Moline High School basketball coach, yesterday expressed the opinion in a talk before the Moline Exchange Club that the new Mississippi Valley Conference, including Quad-City prep schools and others in Iowa, ''will not do us any good as far as basketball is concerned.''
- 1980 -- 25 years ago
- Thousands of jobless workers for the bankrupt Rock Island Railroad, including more than 1,100 in the Quad-Cities, will have to wait at least two more weeks to cash in on up to $75 million in federal labor protection benefits.
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