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 learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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