Day in history for July 25, 2005
- 1855 -- 150 years ago
- The work on the bridge is going forward as rapidly as possible and we believe it is the intention of the company to have it ready for the cars to cross the Mississippi as soon as the first of January.
- 1880 -- 125 years ago
- Passenger traffic on the Mississippi River was especially good. Nearly every boat was crowded to capacity.
- 1905 -- 100 years ago
- The Argus carried a front page story announcing that Daniel S. Lamont, Secretary of War under President Grover Cleveland, died at his home in New York State.
- 1930 -- 75 years ago
- Latest official figures on the devastating earthquake in southern Italy placed the number of dead at 1,778 and the injured at 4,264, to add to the terror of the earth shocks, Naples was swept by a hurricane.
- 1955 -- 50 years ago
- Colona, a village about six miles east of Moline, is 100 years old today. The event crept up on Colona without much notice and no elaborate celebration has been planned.
- 1980 -- 25 years ago
- One-hundred bands in 60 years. That's incredible. And local musician Bill Meier is still going strong. The 90-year-old Davenport native has been playing string bass with the Lou Thorne Band for the past seven years.
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