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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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