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: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.

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