Day in history for June 12, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
Mr. Cutter has made a very fine commencement on his lot on Illinois Street, having erected two handsome iron front stores.

1880 -- 125 years ago
The advance guard of the circus came into town last night. People cannot be too careful leaving houses properly protected and should not carry money or valuables going into a crowd.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Arrangements have been made by the Union Malleable Works at East Moline for the closing down of the works for a short time this summer.

1930 -- 75 years ago
The streets in front of The Argus office are expected to be crowded with enthusiastic fight fans tonight to listen to the blow-by-blow description of the Sharkey-Schmeling championship bout in New York.

1955 -- 50 years ago
When Donald W. Ferns returned from Navy duty, it marked the end of a cycle of service for five brothers who have worn uniforms a total of 14 years since 1941. They are sons of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Ferns, Rock Island.

1980 -- 25 years ago
The intersection of Illinois 84 and Illinois 92 at the East Moline-Silvis border has the unflattering distinction of being the Quad-Cities' top traffic accident hot spot.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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