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: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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