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: 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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