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: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.




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