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: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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