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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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