Day in history for July 11, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
Eleven Rock Island citizens died from sunstrokes in the same day due to the intense heat.

1880 -- 125 years ago
The Rev. A.B. Allen, rector of the Trinity Episcopal Church, preached on ''The Glad Tidings of the Apocalypse.''

1905 -- 100 years ago
The Eclipse Packet Co. announced a reduction in rates. The round trip fare between Rock Island and Clinton was reduced from 75 to 50 cents.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Improvements which will make the Dr. R.C. Calkins dog and cat hospital, 2204 3rd Ave., Rock Island, one of the most modern in this section of the state, are under way.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Members of the Moline Skin Divers Club were attempting to capture a huge catfish near Lock 24 of the Illinois Mississippi Canal north of Geneseo. The fish, reportedly weighing in excess of 100 pounds, was being sought for display by the Illinois State Conservation Department.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Jason Newton of Wiman Park won top honors in the ''Best Boat'' category of the East Moline Recreation Department Doll and Model Contest at Mitchell Park. Newton was among about 100 youths, ages 5 to 15, from the city's nine supervised parks participating in the event.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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