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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1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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