Day in history for July 6, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The Democratic party of Chicago nominated Col. ''Old Dick'' Richardson for the next governor of Illinois. In an editorial concerning the nomination, The Argus announced that it agreed wholeheartedly with the idea.

1880 -- 125 years ago
The Argus demanded that the inundated portions of the city be disinfected, fearing an epidemic. Mormon flies were thick along the river.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Mr. and Mrs. A.G. Fider celebrated their golden anniversary at Black Hawk Watch Tower. They were married in New Boston and had resided in Rock Island for 40 years.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of ''Sherlock Holmes'' and widely known spiritualist, died at his home in London after a heart attack. He was 71 years old.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Work on Rock Island's new swimming pool in Long View Park was halted temporarily this morning when workmen of the Axel Carlson Construction Co., Moline, dug up part of an old human skeleton.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Police arrested a Moline man after residents in Moline's Heritage Addition reported a man was endangering children by riding his horse in a reckless manner in the 4700 block of 48th Street.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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