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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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rock Island Paper Mill is now operating. It is an establishment which our people ought to encourage by saving all rags for the mill, where you can get cash and the highest prices for them.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.






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