Day in history for July 1, 2005
- 1855 -- 150 years ago
- Mayor Harper of Rock Island was raising money for the purpose of putting into operation two fire companies in the city. Citizens were contributing to the campaign in order to cut down on their insurance.
- 1880 -- 125 years ago
- Postmaster Beardsley announced that W.w. Gordon was to establish a carrier system in Rock Island. All citizens accepting the services would have to pay for them.
- 1905 -- 100 years ago
- The Argus carried an historical account of the parochial school of St. Mary's Catholic Church which had been in operation for 36 years.
- 1930 -- 75 years ago
- Leonard Johnson, 2125 13th St., Moline, was injured when he fell from the top of a two story house while painting it. He was taken to Moline Public Hospital by police ambulance.
- 1955 -- 50 years ago
- Photofax transmission, newest development for the Associated Press Wirephoto Network, will become a part of the service The Argus affords its readers. Photofax receives pictures automatically, ready for immediate use.
- 1980 -- 25 years ago
- WHBF-TV is 30 years old today. Bob Sinnett designed and built the station and was head engineer when, July 1, 1950, Channel 4 first went on the air.
Back: Available days in July 2005