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: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.

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