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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1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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