Day in history for April 25, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The Argus announced that service on the Chicago and Rock Island railroad line would not be interrupted because of the loss of the bridge at Green River. A temporary bridge was to have been constructed.

1880 -- 125 years ago
The Argus affirmed that Moline had the unique distinction of being the only town in the country in which ''Pinafore'' had not played.

1905 -- 100 years ago
John P. Lindgren, 74, a resident here for 33 years, died in his home. He was born in Sweden and came to this country in 1871, securing work at Augustana College as a janitor and carpenter.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hall, 820 20th Ave., Moline, both celebrated their 50th birthday anniversaries at a surprise party given by friends.

1955 -- 50 years ago
The products of Deere And Co. are mentioned and illustrated in ''Designing for People,'' a book written by Henry Dreyfuss, one of the nation's foremost industrial designers, and just published by Simon and Schuster of New York City.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Star Anders of East Moline got quite a surprise on her birthday Thursday when she found an old broken dishwasher, complete with a red bow and dirty dishes, sitting on her front porch. The machine was a gag gift from friend Mark Eldridge.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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