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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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