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: The Rock Island Paper Mill is now operating. It is an establishment which our people ought to encourage by saving all rags for the mill, where you can get cash and the highest prices for them.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.






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