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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.

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