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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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