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: 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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