Day in history for September 10, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The Argus received information from the Illinois State Agriculture Society that the Illinois State Fair would be held in Chicago Oct. 9-12.

1880 -- 125 years ago
The Rev. George R. Palmer and wife were presented a set of china as a memento of the 20th anniversary of their marriage by members of First Methodist Church.

1905 -- 100 years ago
The Argus carried a first page story announcing the election of Col. James Tanner, Denver, Colo., as commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the Republic.

1930 -- 75 years ago
President Herbert Hoover announced that the State Department had moved to alleviate the unemployment situation by tightening the immigration restrictions upon aliens who might become public charges.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Rock Island is considering a changeover to 36-minute parking meters on some loop streets and avenues. A recent survey showed 60 percent of motorists parked less than 40 minutes in some sections of the loop.

1980 -- 25 years ago
The first laminated wood bridge in Henry County is now open to traffic. County board members were told Tuesday that the new bridge over Elk Creek on Wolf Road near Illinois 82 north of Geneseo was opened to traffic Monday.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.

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