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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