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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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