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: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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