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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