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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