Day in history for September 29, 2005
- 1855 -- 150 years ago
- The Argus editorialized about the ''wrongful but prevalent habit'' of mailing letters by depositing them directly into railroad mail cars instead of taking them to the post office.
- 1880 -- 125 years ago
- Louis Bysinger, a young German employed by Weyerhaeuser and Denkmann in the sawmill, drowned in the Mississippi River about 15 miles below Rock Island.
- 1905 -- 100 years ago
- I.S. White won the first cup in the men's handicap at the Arsenal Golf Club, defeating Judge Nathaniel French by a score of 4 and 2.
- 1930 -- 75 years ago
- Elmer C. Anderson, wounded World War I veteran and former town clerk of Rock Island, died suddenly while attending a reunion at Atlanta, Ga.
- 1955 -- 50 years ago
- Yesterday was the 80th birthday of Mrs. Ida Carlson, East Moline, and for a present her son, Lloyd, took his mother for her first airplane ride.
- 1980 -- 25 years ago
- Black Hawk College officials are continuing efforts to establish an educational television station in the Quad-Cities through a link-up of area cable television systems or a low-power broadcast station. The school received a $12,700 U.S. Department of Commerce grant this spring to study the cable system plan.
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