Day in history for June 29, 2005
- 1855 -- 150 years ago
- It was reported that in the larger cities of the United States, manufacturers were sending men about the streets picking up old cigars, then making a large profit by converting them into chewing tobacco.
- 1880 -- 125 years ago
- James M. Buford and F.M. Sinnett were the winning candidates at the school board election.
- 1905 -- 100 years ago
- Miss Marion West, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russell West, was married to Thomas Totten. The Rev. Granville H. Sherwood, rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, officiated.
- 1930 -- 75 years ago
- Forty-one persons were killed in electrical storms that swept down from Newfoundland and the northeastern section of the United States. Thirty were killed when a bolt of lightning struck a boat in Brockville, Ontario.
- 1955 -- 50 years ago
- A plane, acquired by the Jaycees, is scheduled to fly over Rock Island at 4 p.m. Friday and drop 2,000 leaflets describing the Saturday night fireworks show to be held at 7:30 p.m. in Rock Island Public Schools Stadium.
- 1980 -- 25 years ago
- A car drove through the playing field of a Moline soccer game at Riverside Park Sunday night, tearing up the sod, ripping the nets, and narrowly missing some of the players.
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