Day in history for September 5, 2005
- 1855 -- 150 years ago
- An Argus subscriber offered a $15 reward for anyone finding and turning in to the post office a portfolio containing $130 in bank notes.
- 1880 -- 125 years ago
- At an election of officers for the Fifth Ward Democratic Club, John LaFranz was named captain, George Alter, first lieutenant, and John Quinlin, second lieutenant.
- 1905 -- 100 years ago
- A heavy storm struck Rock Island. The home of E.H. Dunavin was slightly damaged by high winds and a barn on the farm of Charles McMichael of Milan was totally destroyed.
- 1930 -- 75 years ago
- William Randolph Hearst, American publisher, arrived in London after his expulsion from France on the grounds that he was an enemy of France and a danger in their midst. Mr. Hearst said he had no complaint to make about the matter.
- 1955 -- 50 years ago
- Quad-City police today joined in a hunt for fur thieves who pulled the largest burglary in the area's history during the weekend when they rifled the Gordon Fur Collection in the Union Arcade, Davenport.
- 1980 -- 25 years ago
- Site preparation has begun for a $2-million-plus Tri-City Jewish Center in Rock Island at the former Hebrew Park, 30th St. and 29th Ave.
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