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: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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