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: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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