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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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