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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1864 — 150 years ago: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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