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: 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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