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: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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