Day in history for April 28, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
We understand that the proprietors of the plank road to Camden have repaired the old bridge across Rock River so that it is passable, though perhaps not perfectly safe.

1880 -- 125 years ago
The Wide Awake Hook, Hose and Ladder Club had uniform shirts made by a 2nd Avenue tailor.

1905 -- 100 years ago
The Argus published an historical account of the Lincoln School building.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Four new aldermen assumed their places in the Rock Island city council following ajournment of the old council and with the holdover aldermen immediately entered upon the tasks of the new fiscal year.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Thieves stole about 600 pounds of junk from the rear of Shattuck Co., 2312 5th Ave., Moline, on Sunday, according to a report filed with Moline police yesterday afternoon. The same gang was believed responsible for the theft of two tons of scrap metal from Mutual Wheel Co., 23rd St. and 4th Ave., Moline, about the same time.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Suzanne R. Golden, 2728 34th St., Rock Island, was chosen for one of the alternate at-large delegate slots at the Democratic State Convention Thursday. Golden, wife of Rock Island County Treasurer Seymour Golden, is pledged to President Jimmy Carter.

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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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