Day in history for April 21, 2005
- 1855 -- 150 years ago
- Capt. Cook, proprietor of the Island ferry, had erected a bell on the island near the fort to call the skiff when wanted. All persons who visited the old fort or the island could do so at any time of the day by patronizing Capt. Cook's ferry.
- 1880 -- 125 years ago
- Atkinson and Oloff began the brick work on the new planing mill of the Rock Island Lumber and Manufacturing Co.
- 1905 -- 100 years ago
- The Argus printed an historical article about the Rock Island YMCA, which was ''now out of debt.''
- 1930 -- 75 years ago
- Col. Charles Lindbergh and his wife set a new transcontinental air record of 14 hours 23 minutes, flying from Glendale, Calif., to New York City.
- 1955 -- 50 years ago
- The lace curtains will be up in the House on the Hill May 1. That's another way of saying that Dean of Women Betsy Brodahl and the 19 women students who live there will be expecting company when Augustana College holds its third annual open house a week from Sunday.
- 1980 -- 25 years ago
- About 85 police chiefs, sheriffs and state troopers from nine states will complete the three-day Midwest Crime Conference today at the Holiday Inn, Moline. Moline Police Chief Tom Smaha is president of the Crime Conference organization.
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