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 new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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