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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.

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