Day in history for July 7, 2005
- 1855 -- 150 years ago
- S.P. Webb, a former resident of Rock Island, was defeated by a small margin of votes, for mayor of San Francisco.
- 1880 -- 125 years ago
- The Argus published a story to the effect that a movement to establish a city hospital was at hand. Local physicians were giving the project much support as well as many citizens.
- 1905 -- 100 years ago
- Benjamin Sergent perfected a device to be used on railroads to prevent rails from spreading. All major railroads were expected to have the device in operation within a short time.
- 1930 -- 75 years ago
- Babe Ruth, of the New York Yankees, led the American League in home runs with 32. Hack Wilson, Chicago, the National League leader, had 24.
- 1955 -- 50 years ago
- A search was continuing today for a valuable German Shepherd dog that escaped from a shipping crate at Quad-City Airport. The dog, owned by a California woman, was seen near the airport early today, but has so far managed to elude searchers.
- 1980 -- 25 years ago
- A six-door 1979 limousine, valued at $22,000, was stolen sometime late Sunday or early Monday from a locked garage at the Esterdahl Mortuary, 1216 5th Ave., Moline.
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