Day in history for May 7, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
It was learned by The Argus that a man was perfecting plans for the erection of a bath house in the city. Citizens were urged to encourage the enterprise with their patronage.

1880 -- 125 years ago
A new drinking cup of granite iron was presented at the court house for use at the public pump.

1905 -- 100 years ago
The Masonic lodges of Rock Island advanced the fees for the first three orders.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Kid Leonard of Moline slugged his way to victory over Billy Hoon of Rock Island in 10 rounds of furious fighting in Davenport Coliseum.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Rodney Brodie, who made medical history 2 1/2 years ago by becoming the first head-joined Siamese twin to survive separation, is in grave condition following an unexpected setback. University of Illinois Research Hospital said the famous 3 1/2 year old boy has a brain hemorrhage.

1980 -- 25 years ago
A Piper Aztec twin engine plane crash landed early today at the Quad-City Airport, Moline, after a landing gear malfunction. The pilot, Mark McClain from Des Moines, was not injured and the plane incurred only minor damage.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.




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