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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