Day in history for May 3, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
A Boston newspaper ridiculed the authorities of that city for compelling all barber shops to close on Sundays.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Arrangements were being made to prepare and produce ``Queen Esther'' and ``Belshazar,'' a pair of dramatic oratorios, in Rock Island and Davenport.

1905 -- 100 years ago
The new mayor of Rock Island, George W. McCaskrin, took his seat and delivered an address to the council.

1930 -- 75 years ago
The first meeting in the new $400,000 Scottish Rite temple in Moline was held with over 200 lodge members in attendance.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Cpl. Kenneth Berry, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.D. Berry, 3407 30th St., Rock Island, won first place in the novelty act category of the 3rd Army talent contest, held recently at Fort Jackson, S.C. A tap dance, song and guitar routine won the title and trophy for Cpl. Berry.

1980 -- 25 years ago
The Rev. Angel Sierra, 616 1st Ave., Silvis, will be ordained a priest for the Diocese of Peoria at 11 a.m. May 24 by the Most Rev. Edward W. O'Rourke, bishop of Peoria, at St. Mary Cathedral, Peoria. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Amador T. Sierra, of Silvis.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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