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: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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