Day in history for April 22, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
Drury was mentioned as ''destined to become an important point in our county.'' Drury citizens were anxious for an ''enterprising individual'' to start a steam flouring mill in the locality.

1880 -- 125 years ago
A schooner from the north passed down this afternoon. She came from Green Bay to Portage Lake by the Fox River and was bound for New Orleans.

1905 -- 100 years ago
The Argus published an historical account of the Hawthorne School. The first school in the First Ward, it was built in the 1850's.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Representatives of the United States, Great Britain, France, Japan, and Italy signed the London naval treaty, which presumably was to limit and reduce the navies of three of the dominant powers, restrict the navies of the other two.

1955 -- 50 years ago
First step in the construciton of the new Scott County courthouse will be taken Monday, with groundbreaking ceremonies scheduled at 9 a.m. William Goettsch, chairman of the board of supervisors, will turn the first shovel of dirt.

1980 -- 25 years ago
More than 4,500 employees of the John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline are ''brown bagging'' their lunch today after a two-day strike by twenty-five lunchroom workers shut down the plant's cafeterias.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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