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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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