Day in history for July 28, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Esek Aldrich, of Geneseo, died of poisoning. Some cobalt had been prepared for flies, which the child ate, causing his death in less than five hours.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Stockholders of the Moline and Rock Island Street Railroad Company held their annual meeting at the office of J.M. Buford, secretary, of Rock Island.

1905 -- 100 years ago
It was announced that Miss Clara W. Peterson of Rock Island and C.F. Ericson of Albert City, Iowa, were to be married on Aug. 2 at Moline in the Swedish Mission Tabernacle.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Brisk breeze from the northwest brought relief from the searing heat wave which yesterday gave the Quad-Cities an official temperature of 105, the highest reading in 29 years.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Joan Moorhusen, 14-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harley Moorhusen, Moline, appeared before newsreel cameras in Chicago yesterday performing the ''Bop,'' new heel and toe dance craze sweeping the country.

1980 -- 25 years ago
About 100 coaches and participants in the Milan Area Girls Softball program walked five miles Sunday to raise money for the softball program and the muscular dystrophy fund.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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