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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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