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.

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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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