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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