Day in history for May 22, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
We are under obligations to Mr. Grovenbury for delicious fresh fish from Mackinaw. Mr. G. receives a quantity of Mackinaw trout and white fish three times a week.

1880 -- 125 years ago
The county treasurer will have his office open until 9 o'clock every evening during the week for the convenience of taxpayers.

1905 -- 100 years ago
So successful has vaudeville proven in Davenport and Rock Island that Chamberlin, Kindt And Co. will shortly try a run in Moline.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Plans for the first two important social events at the Black Hawk Hills Country Club were announced today. A stag party will be held Saturday night and a dinner-dance is scheduled for June 6.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Among their other duties, Moline police are now looking for an errant bowling ball. Tony Pasdock, Muscatine, said the ball, complete with carrying case, hopped out of his car when the door flew open near 1st St. and 4th Ave. early last night.

1980 -- 25 years ago
The old Jade Dragon restaurant at 515 15th St., Moline, bit the dust today to make room for a new parking lot for First National Bank of Moline.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.




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