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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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