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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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