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: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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