Day in history for April 30, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
A new ferry boat was expected from Cincinnati, Capt. Robinson having gone there for it. The new boat was named the Davenport.

1880 -- 125 years ago
P. O'Mara announced candidacy for the legislature on the Democratic ticket.

1905 -- 100 years ago
In a ballot cast at the Argus office, the name ''Island City Park'' was chosen for the title of the new baseball park to be constructed here.

1930 -- 75 years ago
The New York Dental parlors have been opened in the new Kerns block, Moline. Dr. R.W. Hawes is manager. Dr. Hawes is a graduate of the University of Illinois and a practitioner of much ability and experience.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Moline police were hunting today for the person or persons who callously jammed a pet dog into a garbage can, weighted the lid with a piece of concrete, and left the animal to die. The owner found the weakened dog yesterday afternoon a short time after she reported it missing.

1980 -- 25 years ago
The Rock Island District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has added a new tugboat to its fleet. The 26-year-old tug ''Andrews'' arrived here recently from Vicksburg, Miss., and will be used in maintenance operations on the Mississippi River.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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