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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