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: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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