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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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