Day in history for May 15, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
We are glad to learn that experienced brickmakers are about to commence brickmaking near Camden. We may, therefore, expect a better article of bricks than our people have been in the habit of using.

1880 -- 125 years ago
John Volk has made and is still employed making a number of cots for the Harper House in anticipation of the forthcoming regatta.

1905 -- 100 years ago
The B.B. Thimble Club, an auxiliary known officially as the Select Knights of the Needle, entertained their husbands at the Watch Tower last evening.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Friday afternoon, between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m., the Moline Trust And Savings Bank will be attacked by make-believe burglars to test the new electrical burglar alarm which is being installed.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Over $1,000 in damages were listed by police to six vehicles, including one owned by Davenport Mayor Walter Beuse, when a car rolled down the Perry Street hill and rammed into five other vehicles Saturday night.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Rock Island police are looking for a boisterous party-goer who threw a TV set from a second-story house window at 843 24th St. early Wednesday.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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