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: 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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