Day in history for August 30, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
Murray McConnell of Illinois, the newly appointed auditor of the treasury, reached Washington, was sworn in and assumed his position.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Democrats of Milan organized a Hancock and English club with a membership of over 600 members.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Dr. J.W. Scott, his wife and their daughter Jean, of Springfield, were guests at the home of Orrin Leonard. Dr. Scott was secretary to the state board of health.

1930 -- 75 years ago
The Chicago Cubs were in first place in the race for the National League pennant, closely followed by the New York Giants. The Philadelphia Athletics paced the American League.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Facilities for an Air Force reserve squadron, involving construction expenditures estimated at $3,000,000 to $5,000,000, are proposed for the Quad-City area. No decision has been made whether the base would be located at Quad-City Airport, south of Moline, or the Davenport Municipal Airport at Mt. Joy.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Junk cars will soon be a thing of the past in Silvis as city and county officials begin marking and towing the vehicles by authorization of a new abandoned auto ordinance.

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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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