Day in history for May 9, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The hardware store of Child And Baker, 2nd Street, Davenport, was broken into and about $300 worth of hardware, consisting principally of pistols and plated, was stolen.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Marshal Miller's report for April showed 24 arrests in Rock Island. There were six drunk and disorderly cases.

1905 -- 100 years ago
The Rev. William Torrence, pastor of the Central Presbyterian Church, received a call to Lexington, Ky. Rev. Torrence had been in Rock Island for four years.

1930 -- 75 years ago
President Herbert Hoover left the White House for a weekend of fishing at his reserve in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

1955 -- 50 years ago
A difficult fire to fight in the basement of Schmidt Beauty Supplies, 1413 6th Ave., Moline, brought out all Moline fire companies, off-duty firemen and policemen, and the 2nd Alarmers yesterday morning.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Measles vaccinations were given to 150 Colona School children after the discovery of a confirmed case of measles in a seventh-grade student. A dance was held at the school April 25, and a seventh-grade girl came down with the disease April 26.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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