Day in history for April 29, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The work of grading and paving the levee was steadily improving under the management of Mr. A. Carmichael.

1880 -- 125 years ago
The Rodman flour mill property on 1st Avenue was sold to ex-alderman O'Neil by the Davenport Savings Bank.

1905 -- 100 years ago
The United Christian Party held a national convention at the Watchtower.

1930 -- 75 years ago
The annual regional meeting of the western Illinois district of the Illinois Library Association was held in Moline with librarians and library trustees from 17 Illinois cities in attendance.

1955 -- 50 years ago
An annual Springfield trip for 55 eighth grade students at Edison Junior High School, Rock Island, continued today despite minor injuries for six of the students in an accident south of Galesburg. The mishap involved both of the buses which were transporting the students on the annual tour.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Rock Island's ailing Sunset Marina may be on the way to recovery, following an injection of $259,704 by city officials. Councilmen Monday approved the expenditure in the facility's annual budget that will pay for badly needed repairs.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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