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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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