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: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.

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