Day in history for March 23, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
Charles Wheeler, who has been a captain on the Chicago-LaSalle canal, has been appointed a conductor on the Chicago And Rock Island railroad.

1880 -- 125 years ago
The fifth ball of the season was held last night by the Turner Society in Turner Hall. Supper was provided by August Herkert. Biehl's band played for dancing.

1905 -- 100 years ago
J.W. Cavanaugh today declined to accept the Democratic party's nomination for mayor of Rock Island.

1930 -- 75 years ago
David Y. Allsbrow, pioneer undertaker of East Moline, died of a heart seizure.

1955 -- 50 years ago
It was ''Operation Paper Drop'' over the Monmouth Airport yesterday as The Argus took to the airways in order to deliver last night's papers to Monmouth subscribers. Roads between Monmouth and Rock Island were blocked by drifted snow. Circulation department personnel in Rock Island decided that if they couldn't go through the snow, they'd better fly over it.

1980 -- 25 years ago
A collection of 30 hats was handed down to Rock Katchnig of Prophetstown by his father, who had collected them as a hobby. When his father died in 1973, Katchnig continued picking up caps here and there. Katchnig's collection has since grown to 700 caps, all shapes, sizes and colors.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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