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 informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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