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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1864 — 150 years ago: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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