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: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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