Day in history for September 23, 2005
- 1855 -- 150 years ago
- A gentleman from Davenport inquired of the Argus why it is that he can purchase meat and flour cheaper in our city than in Davenport.
- 1880 -- 125 years ago
- Mayor Grout of Moline is to address the Republicans of South Rock Island next Saturday evening.
- 1905 -- 100 years ago
- It was announced that Rock Island would probably get the next meeting of the National Farmers Congress, by L.B. Strayer, delegate to the congress session at Richmond, Va.
- 1930 -- 75 years ago
- Bobby Jones won the qualifying medal of the National Amateur Golf Tournament with a 36-hole total 142. He went on to win the tourney to complete his famous ''Grand Slam'' in golf, which has not since been equaled.
- 1955 -- 50 years ago
- Jerry Wheeler, an Illinois all-state gridder for Rock Island in 1953, has been moved up to a first string tackle berth at the University of Nebraska as the Huskers seek to bolster their line for tomorrow's battle with Big Ten champion Ohio State at Columbus, Ohio.
- 1980 -- 25 years ago
- The sign at 7th Ave. and Interstate 74 in Moline that warns of increased shipments of radioactive material along nearby roads is a fake, according to Gov. James R. Thompson's office.
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