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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