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: 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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