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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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