Day in history for May 5, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The Argus announced that it was satisfactorily ascertained that ducks entered the water for ''divers'' reasons and came out for ''sun-dry'' reasons.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Joseph F. Davis, one of the oldest settlers of Rock Island County, died in his home in Buffalo Prairie Township at the age of 75.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Mayor George F. McCaskrin met with about 40 saloon keepers to discuss Rock Island saloon regulations.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island High School entered 26 tracksters in the 20th annual Big Nine interscholastic track and field meet at Rock Island Public Schools Stadium.

1955 -- 50 years ago
An impressive pile of fives adds up to a big day for Douglas Clausen of northeast of Aledo. Douglas will be 5 on the fifth day of the fifth month of the 55th year of this century. A party is planned at the home of Douglas' grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Baldwin, where he resides with his mother, Mrs. Mary Jane Clausen.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Gene Drexell of Moline converted his downriver canoe into a garbage scow this weekend so he and about 17 others could clean the banks of the Hennepin Canal between Locks 25 and 26.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.








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