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: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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