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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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