Day in history for April 7, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The first election in Moline under its new town charter resulted in the choice of Charles Atkinson, A.F. Perkins, N.C. Tyrell, S.W. Wheelock and Russell Stevens as trustees and George W. Bell as police magistrate.

1880 -- 125 years ago
A. Weaver of Taylor Ridge and A.A. Buffam of Andalusia showed some fine blooded cattle for sale in Market Square today.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Dr. and Mrs. Joseph DeSilva and little daughter have returned from New Orleans where they were called by the illness of Mrs. DeSilva's father.

1930 -- 75 years ago
George C. Tank, Democrat, defeated incumbent Harold Metcalf, Republican, in a contest for mayor of Davenport.

1955 -- 50 years ago
A ''dream of high places,'' where time was of the essence, was recounted today by the Davenport woman who ''died'' once but was brought back to life when a doctor made a chest incision and massaged her heart by hand. It was the first case of cardiac arrest overcome by hand massage reported at a Davenport hospital.

1980 -- 25 years ago
A malfunctioning switch at International Harvester's Farmall Plant is being blamed for the release of between 80 and 100 gallons of waste oil and sludge into Sylvan Slough and 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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