Day in history for June 1, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
A large party left Rock Island on a river excursion bound for Burlington aboard the Steamboat Ben Campbell.

1880 -- 125 years ago
The Chicago, Rock Island And Pacific Railroad was offering round-trip tickets to Chicago for the National Greenback Convention for $7.45.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Congressman Benjamin Marsh of this district died in his home in Warsaw after an illness of one week.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Edward H. Switzwe, a veteran of the Spanish and World wars, and a former brigadier general in the Illinois National Guard, died in his home.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Because the old steam engine has taken a back track to make way for the powerful diesel-driven locomotives, the Davenport Board of Park Commissioners has discussed the possibility of preserving one of the big iron relics in a city park.

1980 -- 25 years ago
The ''catalytic converter'' has retired. Illinois State Police Trooper Lee Misfelt, Geneseo, known by the unique ''handle'' to CB motorists and truckers from coast to coast, finished his last patrol with District 7, Illinois State Police at the end of April.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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