Day in history for August 21, 2005
- 1855 -- 150 years ago
- John Warner, the bridge contractor, boards at the Island City Hotel when in town. If absent from his hotel, he may be found on the levee above the railroad depot selecting stone to be taken by boats to the piers.
- 1880 -- 125 years ago
- Business on the Rock Island And Peoria Railway is good at present and all are happy.
- 1905 -- 100 years ago
- Wishing to be separated forever from a wife who assaults him with a club and throws spittoons and threatens his life, William Page of Moline has commenced suit for divorce against Bertha Page.
- 1930 -- 75 years ago
- Thousands of Quad-Cities residents were thrilled by their first glimpse of a Navy fighting squadron at the Moline Airport shortly after noon today when the famous Red Rippers of the Pacific fleet roared over the field in formation.
- 1955 -- 50 years ago
- One of four Navy jet planes which flew over the Quad City area yesterday afternoon was forced to make an emergency landing at the Quad-City Airport because of a faulty fuel gauge.
- 1980 -- 25 years ago
- Tolls for Rock Island's Centennial Bridge are likely to rise from 15 cents for automobiles to 20 or 25 cents next year to offset an estimated $1 million in repairs.
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