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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