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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.

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