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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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