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: 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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