Day in history for May 16, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
Gen. Wm. O. Butler declined the Democratic nomination for Congress in the 10th Kentucky district.

1880 -- 125 years ago
The Rev. W.R. Moore, Girard, Pa., preached at the Central Presbyterian Church.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Augustana freshmen and seniors staged a lively color rush on the campus. Two students were injured and received surgical attention. The campus colors were still up after the scrimmage.

1930 -- 75 years ago
The American Walker Cup team is out in front of its British rivals to win three of the four foursomes, the first phase of the international golf tournament.

1955 -- 50 years ago
A safe containing $300 to $400 in cash and government bonds, stolen last night from the Berglund Cleaners Co., W. 7th St., Aledo, was recovered shortly after 6 this morning near the Pope Creek bridge, seven miles southeast of Aledo.

1980 -- 25 years ago
The jokes were about script and emergency loans in some Rock Island County offices this morning as county workers faced the possibility of a payless payday because of a computer malfunction.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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