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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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