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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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