Day in history for August 6, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The San Francisco Californian claims that at the next election for president and vice president, the vice president should be taken from the shores of the Pacific.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Professor Hathaway resigned as principal of Rock Island High School.

1905 -- 100 years ago
The performance of ''At Cripple Creek'' at the Illinois Theater marked the opening of the theater season in Rock Island.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Maj. Gen. Douglas MacArthur was appointed chief of staff of the Army by President Herbert Hoover, succeeding Gen. Charles P. Summerall.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Widespread protests were voiced in Rock Island County over plans to attempt to establish a $1,500,000 parimutuel race track on the Hoffman farm located on Highway 67, a mile and three-quarters south of Milan. The protests came mainly from the Commission on Social Action of the Council of Churches of Rock Island County.

1980 -- 25 years ago
The Moline Gospel Temple at 2305 7th Ave. sustained more than $1,000 damage early today after a motorist on 7th Avenue apparently lost control of his vehicle on the wet pavement and slid into the building. A window and part of the stone foundation were damaged.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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