Day in history for July 21, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
Doctors in New Orleans have fought yellow fever to a standstill. Deaths in the past seven-day period had totaled 138. A total of 132 cases had been cured.

1880 -- 125 years ago
The Rev. J.W. Haney, formerly pastor of the Methodist Church, Moline, and Greenback candidate for Congress in 1878, was the house guest of the Rev. George Palmer of Rock Island.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Voiney B. Cushing, Bangor, Maine, a well known temperance orator, was scheduled to make an appearance in Rock Island at a mass meeting in the First Methodist Church.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Johnny Lasche, 16, Waterloo's Sunnyside Golf Course caddy hero, took a 1-up lead on Dr. Paul Barton of Davenport, in the first 19 holes of the 36-hole battle for the golf championship of Iowa.

1955 -- 50 years ago
A report that a citizen had found a broken stick of dynamite at the rear door of VanderBeke's Cleaners, 3024 23rd Ave., Moline, about 6:15 this morning sent a police squad hustling to the scene.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Teresa Lynn Bush, 20, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ken Bush of Milan, was crowned Rock Island County Fair queen Sunday afternoon at the annual pageant at Southpark Mall in Moline.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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