Day in history for August 15, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
Thomas B. Himes, Philadelphia, entered into a co-partnership with Charles H. Clippinger, Rock Island druggist.

1880 -- 125 years ago
The Knights of Templar left for Chicago to attend the triennial conclave. They were accompanied by an 18-piece band and a drum corps of four men.

1905 -- 100 years ago
The Republican County Convention endorsed Frank G. Allen of Moline as candidate for the congressional nomination. Captain W.C. Bennett was temporary chairman of the convention.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Charles A. Lindbergh was presented with a special congressional medal of honor for his achievements in the air.

1955 -- 50 years ago
The Black Knights of Kewanee are the drum and bugle corps champions of the 1955 Illinois State Fair. The Knights won their second consecutive title by edging the Red Jackets of Charvin American Legion Post 397 of Chicago.

1980 -- 25 years ago
A 59-year-old Rock Island trucking firm, Dohrn Transfer Co., will be sold for $5.5 million to a West Coast conglomerate pending approval by both companies. Tiger International, Inc., a Los Angeles based holding company, signed a letter of intent with Dohrn to negotiate a contract for the proposed sale.

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1864 — 150 years ago: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




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