Day in history for June 14, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The Davenport Gazette said the reason many citizens of Davenport came to Rock Island to do their marketing was because of a greater variety of articles available here.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Dr. J. Carter amputated a finger of the left hand of Daniel Finigan. It had been crushed between the cogs of the ''B'' Mill of the Rock Island Lumber Co.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Mayor McCaskrin named the members of the park board as follows: William Hackson, F.C. Denkmann, Otto Huber, W.H. Dart and E.B. McKown.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Henry O. Seagrave, England, holder of the world's automobile speed record, died from injuries suffered when his speedboat overturned on Lake Windemere in England.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Shore Acres Addition, in the southwest section of Rock Island, was tabbed as a definite health hazard at a committee-of-the-whole meeting of the City Council last night. It was decided to withhold issuing any building permits there until the area is properly platted.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Elena Callas of Moline was one of two University of Iowa golfers to be named to the AIWA All-Region 6 golf team.

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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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