Day in history for July 30, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
Workmen are putting up the roof to the M.E. Church. The intention is to have enough done to be able to hold the session of the general conference in the new building.

1880 -- 125 years ago
A case of whiskey fell off the gangway of the Belle of LaCrosse, but a successful rescue was staged.

1905 -- 100 years ago
James Taylor, Taylor Ridge, celebrated his 87th birthday by walking up the stairs of The Argus building and visiting with reporters.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island's second straight victory over Dubuque brought the Islanders to within half game of second place as Davenport lost to Burlington to allow a full game increase for Rock Island in the Mississippi Valley League standings.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Eleven student nurses from the Mercy Hospital, Davenport, left for Dubuque to relieve nurses who had worked all night caring for elderly and ill nuns who were rescued from a fire at the Mount Carmel Infirmary.

1980 -- 25 years ago
A limited edition, 1,000 copies, of the Quad-Cities USA theme song has been produced and is being sold through the mail for $1.50 each by the Quad-City Development Group, which has directed the campaign promoting the Quad-Cities.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.

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