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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