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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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