Day in history for April 27, 2005
- 1855 -- 150 years ago
- A Milwaukee woman was fined $75 for throwing ''suds'' at a neighbor.
- 1880 -- 125 years ago
- R.F. Edie resigned as secretary of the Rodman Rifles and was succeeded by James K. Coole.
- 1905 -- 100 years ago
- Carl R. Clough, who left the post of elevator man at the courthouse after a service of three years, was presented with a garnet ring by members of the Woman's Relief Corps.
- 1930 -- 75 years ago
- Lee Roy Dehler, 1635 36th St., Rock Island, was elected president of the Illinois State Grotto Association, which was organized at a meeting held in Rockford.
- 1955 -- 50 years ago
- Topping the hog market at the Chicago stock yards recently were 137 outstanding Yorkshire butchers shipped by Oscar Ellis of Moline. Ellis' shipment was shown on the stock yard's weekly television film, ''Chicago Market Report'' over 42 television stations across the nation.
- 1980 -- 25 years ago
- Former Moliner Gordon Greer, 34, never sang a note during his high school days in Moline in the early 1960s, or during his college days at the University of Illinois. It wasn't until he was serving a hitch in the Air Force that he ''discovered'' he had a voice. He took his first voice lesson in 1971. Now he's one of the top operatic tenors in Germany.
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