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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1864 -- 150 years ago: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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