Day in history for July 29, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
A $100 reward was offered for information leading to the apprehension of two prisoners who had escaped from the Cambridge jail.

1880 -- 125 years ago
The dead body of a man was found in a box car at the foot of 14th Street in the Peoria Railroad yard. The car in which the corpse was found was said to have come from Cincinnati.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Frank G. Allen, Republican candidate for Congress, addressed Republicans of the Seventh Ward of Rock Island and defined his position.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Frank Foster, Chicago gunman indicated for the slaying June 9 of Alfred ''Jake'' Lingle, Chicago newspaper reporter, today was identified positively as the slayer by Policeman Anthony Ruthy.

1955 -- 50 years ago
If any man in the Quad-Cities has a pleasant word to say for the present heat wave it would be Ralph Ludders, manager of City Products Corp., Silvis. The firm manufactures a large amount of the ice used on the Illinois side of the Quad-Cities.

1980 -- 25 years ago
More than 2,300 20-year-old men registered for the draft in the metropolitan Quad-Cities last week, and postal officials expect about the same number of 19-year-old men to register this week.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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