Day in history for May 28, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The common council of Buffalo, N.Y., prohibited shaving on Sunday.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Gottleib Beck, chief bookkeeper of the Atlantic Brewery, started a trip to visit his native land, Europe, which he had not seen for 16 years.

1905 -- 100 years ago
George C. Wenger delivered the Memorial Day address at Andalusia.

1930 -- 75 years ago
A total of 38 drivers were giving their cars a final inspection in preparation for the 500-mile Indianapolis Speedway race.

1955 -- 50 years ago
A ritual team of East Moline Eagles Lodge placed first yesterday in state competition at the annual convention in Rockford. It was the second successive year that East Moline Lodge won the cash award amounting to $40 and the honor entitles the team to compete at the national convention in July in Milwaukee.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Cable News Network in Atlanta Sunday is launching 24-hour news service to cable subscribers in many areas of the country. In the Quad-City area, Quint-Cities Cablevision subscribers may get the news programs on Channel 16.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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