Day in history for May 1, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The great ice wagon of Messrs. Brigham And Co. has commenced its regular trips about town. The huge thing seems to cool the atmosphere as it moves along our streets.

1880 -- 125 years ago
The bright cheerful morning of today, though cold, was a decided improvement on what we have had of late. This was the general opinion.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Andover has been operating under village incorporation, but many of the people there have come to the conclusion that they would prefer to do away with their village organization since there is really no town there, at the present time.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Mr. and Mrs. Charles McHugh reached New York yesterday on the White Star steamer Celtic from their tour abroad. They will be home next Thursday.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Sabre jet interceptor fighters ''shot down'' an invading B-47 bomber over Moline at 11 a.m. yesterday during a Midwest practice alert for the Ground Observance Corps.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Interest rates on home mortgages in the Quad-Cities are following a national trend downward from record highs of near 18 percent to about 15 percent.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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