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: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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