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: 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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