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: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.

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