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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1864 — 150 years ago: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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