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: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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