Day in history for April 8, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
Moline people voted almost unanimously to trade the town's present school lots for a location on the side of the bluff, back of the town.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Lyman P. Glover of Chicago, secretary of the Mississippi Valley Rowing Association, is at the Harper House arranging a regatta to be held in Moline waters.

1905 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island County Camp of Modern Woodmen of America endorsed Major C.W. Hawes, Rock Island, for the office of head clerk of the national society.

1930 -- 75 years ago
The cornerstone of an addition to Moline Lutheran Hospital was laid.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Lt. and Mrs. Baxter Dunbar, whose marriage took place Sunday in First Congregational Church of Moline, were to participate on the ''Big Payoff,'' seen over WHBF-TV at 2 p.m. today. The couple, who are honeymooning in New York City, were chosen from hundreds of contestants.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Several hundred Black Hawk College students were evacuated from two buildings on campus Monday afternoon when a fire broke out in an elevator shaft. Smoke from the shaft poured through the underground tunnel and overland bridge connecting the two structures, one housing the student center and cafeteria and the other housing science facilities.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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