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.

Back: Available days in April 2005




Local events heading








  Today is Tuesday, Sept. 16, the 259th day of 2014. There are 106 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





(More History)