Day in history for June 19, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
We learn that the house of Dr. Rathbun was entered by some burglar last night and the doctor's pants containing about $60 in money and a fine gold watch taken.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Just to be up with the times, the owners of the Harper House Music Store had a telephone installed.

1905 -- 100 years ago
It is given out officially that ''Silvis'' is to be the name of the new town which is being erected by the Rock Island Improvement Co. southeast of Warner's Crossing.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Duplicate tax bills, to be used as evidence in the suit of County Treasurer Carl W. Peterson against the Farmers State Bank of Hooppole and the Farmers State Bank of Annawan, have mysteriously disappeared from a large vault in the Cambridge courthouse.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Jack Fleck, previously unheralded young pro from Davenport, won the U.S. Open Golf Championship after beating Ben Hogan by three strokes in an 18-hole playoff in San Francisco.

1980 -- 25 years ago
A newly-approved rate increase for Illinois customers of Iowa-Illinois Gas And Electric Co. will boost the average residential natural gas bill about 90 cents a month, generating $1.4 million in new revenue for the utility.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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