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: 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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