Day in history for August 29, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The Argus, in a front-page editorial, paid tribute to the Chicago Times, which had just completed one full year of subscription.

1880 -- 125 years ago
George Schneider, Jr. and Miss Julia Moughen, Rock Island, were married at the home of the bridegroom's parents. The Rev. August Hansgen officiated.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Miss Gail Postlewait returned from a 3 week trip to Chicago and the Great Lakes.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Film notables, along with hundreds of laymen, attended the funeral of actor Lon Chaney, who was buried beside his father in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Glendale, Calif.

1955 -- 50 years ago
A combination of low water in Rock River and a mud bar blocking the spillway of Mill Creek near Milan has resulted in the lowest stage of water at Lock 31 of the Hennepin Canal ever recorded.

1980 -- 25 years ago
In a world where traditions often fall victim to newfangled ideas, one long-standing principle at Augustana College remains intact, there will be no coed dormitories on campus this year. Only about 50 students signed up to live in Carlsson Hall. Carlsson Hall was set to house about 60 women in its east wing and the same number of men in the west wing.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.

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