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 large and splendid new safe has been hauled out to Young Brothers store in Camden to replace the old one, which recently was robbed.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The salary of Mayor Blaning was raised to $1,000 by the Rock Island City Council.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rock Island Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring one of the most intensive cleanup campaigns ever conducted.
1939 -- 75 years ago: According to Forecaster Truman Shipman, April weather has been six and one-half degrees below normal with an all-time low for any April 12 established when the mercury slipped down to 22 degrees.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Board of Education discussed the planned addition to the high school until nearly midnight last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: April 13, 53 of the top spellers from Rock Island, Mercer, and Henry counties spelling bees came together at Augustana College to compete in the Ninth Annual Regional Spelling Bee.

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