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: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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