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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1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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