Day in history for July 24, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
An Irishman was assaulted and robbed of his watch and two dollars, all he possessed, while on his way from Moline to Hampton.

1880 -- 125 years ago
On the levee are 8 blacksmith forges for the use of cavalry at Fort Abraham Lincoln and waiting shipment by the Keokuk Northern Line. These forges were constructed at the Rock Island Arsenal.

1905 -- 100 years ago
The ladies of the Bethany Home Sewing Circle will meet tomorrow afternoon with Mrs. Lewis Cool, 1025 15th St., Rock Island.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Huge clouds of smoke emerging from an electric motor which burned out in the basement of the Dispatch plant in Moline led bystanders to believe a fire was raging in the basement.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Two Kewanee men, Seward Morey and Kennard G. Pettitt, are hospitalized as the result of injuries received in a spectacular airplane crash about a half-mile south of the old Kewanee Airport on Routes 78 and 34.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Rebecca L. Cady, Coal Valley, has received $10,000 from John Deere Harvester Works for suggesting that daily manual updating of parts requirements in several manufacturing operations be replaced by a computer-assisted data card system.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.




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