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: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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