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 large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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