Day in history for June 5, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
A very pretty little craft has just been completed here and departed for her destination. She is called H.S. Allen and will run on the Chippewa River.

1880 -- 125 years ago
This is a happy day for the boys and girls as the schools close today for the summer vacation.

1905 -- 100 years ago
The past month has been a record breaker in the amount of work accomplished at the great Rock Island railway shops at East Moline.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Mrs. Sarah Ann Walker, contented and happy, greets friends at home upon occasion of her 104th birthday anniversary.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Six-year-old Stevie Gardener attracted the attention of motorists when they saw him hitchhiking near 34th St. and 7th Ave., Moline, and they notified police. A squad car took Stevie to his parents, who said they weren't aware that their underwear and shoe clad youngster had wandered out of the yard.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Dorrance Park, used weekly by hundreds of ballplayers, could be closed next Wednesday unless Rock Island County pays Port Byron $181 in water bills, some more than a year overdue.

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1864 — 150 years ago: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




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