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: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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