Day in history for May 10, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
A special meeting was held at the call of the mayor to adopt measures in relation to building a hospital and setting up a board of health in Rock Island.

1880 -- 125 years ago
M.M. Briggs entered into a partnership with A. Hill in the livery business at the old stand of Hill and Luken.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Appropriate resolutions regarding the death of Joseph H. Kerr, for seven years a member of the Rock Island Library Board, were adopted by the board.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Burglars took golf equipment valued at $167 at Black Hawk Hills Country Club caddy house.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Vandals caused an estimated $300 damage at the Kahlke Boat Yard, 600 Mill St., Rock Island. Twenty windows were broken on the old ferry boat W.J. Quinlan and numerous others on boats in the harbor.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Desaulniers And Co. president Truman K. Woodward announced that a significant block of the company capital stock has been acquired by B.J. Hank Jr., Moline, and Montgomery Elevator Co. Hank, Montgomery board chairman, has been a director of Desaulniers since 1972 and a strong, consistent supporter of plans for corporate growth.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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