Day in history for June 24, 2005
- 1855 -- 150 years ago
- The new schedule for the steamer Col. Morgan was announced. Henceforth, the boat, running from Rock Island to Dubuque would leave Rock Island on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, returning on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
- 1880 -- 125 years ago
- A.W. Bowen was elected master workman of Island City Lodge 4, A.O.U.W.
- 1905 -- 100 years ago
- William Adams, 69, a resident of Rock Island County for 40 years, died at his home in Bowling Township. He was born in Ireland and was employed for many years as a carpenter on the Diamond Jo Line of river steamers.
- 1930 -- 75 years ago
- President Hoover asked the senate to modify the joint bill which would involve the traditional expenditure of more than a hundred million dollars a year for the care of war veterans.
- 1955 -- 50 years ago
- Burglars peeled the safe at Harrelson Motors, 701 19th St., Moline, early today and stole $369.99 in cash but they caused almost five times as much damage by acts of vandalism as they obtained in loot.
- 1980 -- 25 years ago
- Destruction of three downtown Rock Island buildings is planned to begin July 21, with construction of a new parking lot adjacent to the Great River Plaza mall scheduled to start in August.
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