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 new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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