Day in history for June 27, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
A $500 reward was offered to anyone who could supply information leading to the apprehension of the person sending threatening letters to a Rock Island wholesale and retail dealer. The man was being threatened for selling goods 25 percent lower than any other store in the city.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Joseph Perry, Rock Island, a British subject, was naturalized in district court with Judge Joseph Adams presiding.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Miss Mabel Strayer and Fred H. Druckmiller were married at the parsonage of the Memorial Christian Church. Rev. O.W. Lawrence officiated.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Frank Foster, wanted for questioning in connection with the Chicago killing of newspaper report Jake Lingle, was under arrest in Los Angeles.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Larry David, 16, of 801 32nd Ave., Rock Island, caught a 15-pound perch Saturday morning on a trot line baited with crawfish in the Mississippi River.

1980 -- 25 years ago
After four months of waiting, the Rock Island Board of Education has finally been approached by a party with strong interest in buying Lincoln Elementary School, which has been closed to cut costs and because of declining enrollments.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.

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