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: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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