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: 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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