Day in history for June 11, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
A Rock Island woman, speaking before a gathering of local ladies, said the reason children were so bad in that generation was because of the advent of the button shoes, making the shoes difficult to slip off easily. She said in her day, the old slipper used to do its duty with surprising results.

1880 -- 125 years ago
The Argus suggested the name of James M. Buford for a place on the board of education.

1905 -- 100 years ago
During the electrical storm Saturday, lightning struck the cottage occupied by Capt. Thomas at Rock Island Arsenal. Only slight damage resulted.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Chicago Chief of Detectives John Stege announced that he would have every well known gangster and hoodlum in the city in jail within six hours in an attempt to find the murderer of Alfred ''Jake'' Lingle, Chicago Tribune crime reporter.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Two bandits stole $1,800 from the Tri-City Supermarket, 754 15th Ave., East Moline, last night as the money was being delivered to a bank.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Rock Island school officials have applied for a $57,053 state grant for transitional bilingual programs.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.




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