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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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