Day in history for July 28, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Esek Aldrich, of Geneseo, died of poisoning. Some cobalt had been prepared for flies, which the child ate, causing his death in less than five hours.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Stockholders of the Moline and Rock Island Street Railroad Company held their annual meeting at the office of J.M. Buford, secretary, of Rock Island.

1905 -- 100 years ago
It was announced that Miss Clara W. Peterson of Rock Island and C.F. Ericson of Albert City, Iowa, were to be married on Aug. 2 at Moline in the Swedish Mission Tabernacle.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Brisk breeze from the northwest brought relief from the searing heat wave which yesterday gave the Quad-Cities an official temperature of 105, the highest reading in 29 years.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Joan Moorhusen, 14-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harley Moorhusen, Moline, appeared before newsreel cameras in Chicago yesterday performing the ''Bop,'' new heel and toe dance craze sweeping the country.

1980 -- 25 years ago
About 100 coaches and participants in the Milan Area Girls Softball program walked five miles Sunday to raise money for the softball program and the muscular dystrophy fund.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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