Day in history for April 5, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
Mayor Ben Harper and two aldermen have been named as a committee to take legal measures to maintain the city's rights to ownership of Union (Spencer) Square.

1880 -- 125 years ago
The golden wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Cable was celebrated at a reception for them in the home of their son, R.R. Cable.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Society is planning to turn out in force for the home-talent production of an opera, ''Egypta,'' next Wednesday night.

1930 -- 75 years ago
For the fourth time in 40 years William C. Peck, Rock Island, will work as a census taker. The counting of the nation's population began today.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Nine Moline boys, ranging in age from 10 to 19, are scheduled for appearances in Rock Island County juvenile court next Tuesday morning to discuss charges of property damages filed against them after police found them playing ball on the roof of the new Builders Lumber Co. structure, 41st St. and 23rd Ave., Moline.

1980 -- 25 years ago
The Rock Island Police Department has been awarded a grant of more than $15,000 to fund a bicycle safety program. Sgt Leo Ford, project coordinator, said the city will add more than $5,000 to bring total funds to $20,939.

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1864 — 150 years ago: The Rock River Illinois conference of the Methodist Church will hold its annual sessions this week in this city. About 200 ministers are expected to attend.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Brush electric company had prepared a new schedule of rates to become effective Oct. 1, with slightly increased rates to consumers.
1914 — 100 years ago: The Rock Island Aerie of Eagles made plans for the laying of the cornerstone of a new $50,000 Eagles Home. W.C. Maucker is to be master of ceremonies.
1939 — 75 years ago: Col. Charles A. Lindbergh spoke on "America and Foreign War" in a neutrality debate over nation wide radio hook-up.
1964 — 50 years ago: Two awards of the National Safety council were presented to the city of Rock Island today at noon at a meeting held in the YWCA.
1989 — 25 years ago: The final tallies are not yet in for the summer 1989 Quad-Cities tourism season, but officials are expecting the number of visitors to the area to be at least as good as, if not better than, 1988.






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