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: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.








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