Day in history for May 24, 2005
- 1855 -- 150 years ago
- Warren And Rhawn, a Rock Island book store, announced that the store had just received a new shipment of books including an amazing new one featuring 10 color sketches of Paris.
- 1880 -- 125 years ago
- Charles Buncher, 35, died after an illness of 10 weeks. He had been a Rock Island resident since he was 13.
- 1905 -- 100 years ago
- The choir of Trinity Church gave a concert at the Harper House.
- 1930 -- 75 years ago
- Babe Ruth of the New York Yankees, and Hack Wilson, of the Chicago Cubs, were tied for the major league lead in home runs with 12 each.
- 1955 -- 50 years ago
- William A. Hewitt, executive vice president of Deere And Co. since July 15, 1954, today was elected president of the farm implement firm to succeed the late Charles Deere Wiman. Mr. Wiman died May 12.
- 1980 -- 25 years ago
- After more than two years of planning, Moline's new No. 2 fire station near Southpark Mall is finally ready to open. And, despite controversy among some firefighters that the station is needed more at its present site, 1710 15th St. Place, Mayor Lawrence Lorensen says he's convinced the relocation will work.
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