Day in history for June 30, 2005
- 1855 -- 150 years ago
- A well dressed man in Lafayette, Ind., borrowed a shovel and returned it about two hours later, bearing a bag containing 1,200 Mexican dollars which he had dug up near an old log cabin.
- 1880 -- 125 years ago
- It was reported that during the month of June a total of 24 marriage licenses were issued in Rock Island. The total for the previous month was 29.
- 1905 -- 100 years ago
- The Argus carried a first-page story announcing the death of John Hay, Secretary of State, at his summer home, ''The Falls,'' at Lake Sunapee, N.H.
- 1930 -- 75 years ago
- The Chicago Cubs took over first place in the National League with a 5-4 victory over the Brooklyn Robins, who slipped to second place.
- 1955 -- 50 years ago
- One of the strangest sights ever to be seen in the Quad-City area passed through virtually unnoticed early this morning, three men driving down the Mississippi River in a Plymouth. Three University of Minnesota students mounted an auto in the middle of a raft supported by oil drums.
- 1980 -- 25 years ago
- Gen-Air Inc. got off the ground Friday with the certification from the Illinois Department of Aeronautics for its Ford Park airstrip east of Geneseo.
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