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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.

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