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: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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