Day in history for August 23, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The Brigham Ice Company advertised that delivery service was obtainable for homes and stores.

1880 -- 125 years ago
The Democratic congressional convention was slated to meet at Geneseo. The Argus favored the nomination of P.L. Cable for congress and expressed hope that he would allow his name to be used.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Frank G. Allen had many supporters for the Republican congressional nomination at Bushnell. Two pullman cars were chartered for the use of the delegates from this county.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Gene Sarazan shot a 69, giving him a total 54-hole score of 211 and the lead over early finishers at the Western Open Golf Tournament at Orion, Mich.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Moline police announced a new policy in regard to teenagers who ride about the city late at night creating disturbances. They said all teenagers picked up late for being noisy or overcrowding autos will be held in jail until their parents come to arrange for their release.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Hundreds of migrant workers may soon be stranded in the Quad-City area because torrid July temperatures and heavy August rains ruined most of the region's usually bountiful tomato crop.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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