Day in history for June 21, 2005
- 1855 -- 150 years ago
- David Stoddard, convicted of the murder of his wife, was sentenced to death by Judge Ira Q. Wilkinson in district court.
- 1880 -- 125 years ago
- The Florence Herbert Company produced ''East Lynne'' at the Harper Theater.
- 1905 -- 100 years ago
- The Mississippi River was rising so rapidly that people were vacating homes near the water. In Muscatine a child drowned when the levee broke. The river stage at noon in Rock Island was 14.30.
- 1930 -- 75 years ago
- Bobby Jones won the British Open Golf Championship for the third time with a score of 291. Having won the U.S. Open and the British Amateur title already, this was the third major crown worn by Jones within one year.
- 1955 -- 50 years ago
- National Open Champion Jack Fleck today agreed to a match with three other Quad-City pros, Pat Patton of Short Hills, Paul Bell of Arsenal and Pete Pelcher of the Davenport Country Club. The match will be played Saturday at the Arsenal Golf Course.
- 1980 -- 25 years ago
- Deere And Co. Chairman William A. Hewitt, who supported George Bush for president, is now one of 40 business and financial executives feeding research and policy recommendations to Ronald Reagan.
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