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: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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