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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