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: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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