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: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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