Day in history for July 10, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
We are requested by Mr. Spencer to say that on account of the unsafe condition of the bridge across Rock River he has discontinued running his hack line for the present.

1880 -- 125 years ago
The noted author and singer, Philip Phillips, will give a sacred concert at the First Methodist Church, Moline, this evening.

1905 -- 100 years ago
George H. Johnston, St. Louis, who erected the Illinois Theater, has been awarded the general contract for the new Moline playhouse, the consideration being $38,000.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Probably the first newspaper subscription in western Illinois received directly from the air was dropped by Paul M. Hewitt of New York City to the Keithsburg News as his plane swooped low above the village.

1955 -- 50 years ago
The monkeys on Monkey Island, Fejervary Park, Davenport are escaping their home. Nineteen of the frisky animals swam the moat and jumped out over the weekend, but all returned when feeding time was near.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Firefighters were called at 4:45 a.m. to Hedman Anderson and Co. at 209 W. Exchange St., Geneseo, but were unable to save the structure.

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1864 — 150 years ago: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.

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