Day in history for July 27, 2005
- 1855 -- 150 years ago
- The Argus reported that the wheat crop promised to be one of the best in recent years and that prospects for early potato and fruit crops were encouraging.
- 1880 -- 125 years ago
- Judge John Kistler died at the home of James Platt, his son-in-law, in Reynolds. He was one of the oldest settlers of this county.
- 1905 -- 100 years ago
- At the 18th annual election of offices of the Black Hawk Building, Home and Savings Association, E.D. Sweeney was named president and H.H. Cleaveland, vice president.
- 1930 -- 75 years ago
- Residents of Daisburg-Altstafen, Germany, were thrown into a panic by the early morning earthquake which rocked furniture and shook pictures from the walls. People ran into the streets fearing disaster but no casualties were reported.
- 1955 -- 50 years ago
- Addition of $500,000 sales volume a year for Montgomery Elevator Co. of Moline will result from the purchase of Peterson And Cowan Elevator Co., Ltd., pioneer Vancouver, B.C., industry.
- 1980 -- 25 years ago
- Walt Schafer, 73, of Silvis, has been converting the engines of his cars to use liquid propane (LP) fuel for about 20 years. He recently added the special conversion equipment to his 10th car.
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