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 female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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