Day in history for April 24, 2005
- 1855 -- 150 years ago
- Mr. J.H. Barnett exhibited to us a six-pound cannonball found by the workmen on the levee while excavating for a proper grade. It was, undoubtedly, fired from Fort Armstrong, but when or upon what occasion cannot be told.
- 1880 -- 125 years ago
- A fine new gang saw is being put in the saw mill of Weyerhaeuser And Denkmann and will be in operation in a few days.
- 1905 -- 100 years ago
- The printing plant of the Moline Printing Co. was sold at a mortgagee's sale Saturday.
- 1930 -- 75 years ago
- One of Charles Johnson's boys, playing in the yard of David Woolley, southeast of Alpha, accidentally shot David Woolley's youngest boy, about 12 years old, through the nose, making a bad wound.
- 1955 -- 50 years ago
- Initial Salk anti-polio vaccine inoculations were received by 3,877 Rock Island and Moline 1st- and 2nd-grade pupils at two centers Sunday as the mass program got underway in the county.
- 1980 -- 25 years ago
- Buddy, a Mynah bird who disappeared two weeks ago from his cage at Teske Feed And Seed Co., 2423 16th St., Moline, is back home. Daren Leibovitz, Silvis, returned the talking bird to Teske's after comparing what the bird could say with a story published in The Daily Dispatch. Leibovitz purchased the bird at a Davenport poolroom for $100.
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