Day in history for April 3, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
Mr. Adams, who is foreman of the machinery at the Railroad Works in Rock Island, showed us the new and splendid locomotive, Antoine LeClaire, now at the Round House. It is probably the most splendid railroad machine ever built in this country.

1880 -- 125 years ago
The Progress Club, a new organization, gives its initial entertainment this evening at Turner Hall.

1905 -- 100 years ago
F.J. Bachman has embarked in the dairy business and is prepared to deliver pure, fresh, rich milk at 6 cents a quart.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Dr. A.E. Glawe and James B. Eckhart were elected directors of the Rock Island Chamber of Commerce.

1955 -- 50 years ago
A stepped-up program of controling stray dogs has been started by Rock Island County. The program features a combination of the inoculation of dogs at clinics, which the county had last year, and the hiring of a pound master to pick up stray dogs.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Moline city officials will be glad when spring housecleaning planned for a wooded area behind Lutheran Hospital gets under way. The city is complaining that, whenever construction goes on at the hospital, leftover building materials tumble from the hospital grounds down the hill along 4th Street south of 5th Avenue.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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