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: 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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