Day in history for June 23, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
At a Sunday School celebration on Walkers Point, Milwaukee, 53 barrels of beer were consumed.

1880 -- 125 years ago
The Argus announced the nomination of Gen. Winfield Scott Hancock for president on the Democratic ticket and the nomination of W.H. English for vice president.

1905 -- 100 years ago
James McKinney, Aledo, announced his candidacy for Congress on the Republican ticket in this district.

1930 -- 75 years ago
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lindbergh, the famed family of aviation. Mrs. Lindbergh became a mother on her 24th birthday.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Erection of the first pre-fabricated house in Bettendorf will begin Monday at 29th St. and Central Ave. None of the type have previously been permitted in incorporated municipalities having building codes in this area.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Actor Robert Young, known to millions for his portrayal of Marcus Welby, M.D., checked out of Rock Island's Franciscan Hospital today after four weeks of treatment for depression and high blood pressure. The movie, stage and television star was admitted May 31 by his physician and long-time friend, Dr. Eduardo Ricaurte, a Rock Island psychiatrist.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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