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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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