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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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