Day in history for September 7, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
A Parisian robber, seized in the act of stealing in the shop of a tobacco dealer, said by way of excusing himself that he had never heard of a law which forbade a man to ''take snuff.''

1880 -- 125 years ago
The Argus noted that during the first quarter of 1880, including the months of April, May and June, The Chicago, Rock Island And Pacific Railroad earned a total of $2,771,214.14.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Homer L. Darby, of Rock Island, was nominated for congress by the Socialists who held a convention in Moline Saturday night.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Chief Harry Ward of the Davenport Police Department suspended 6 officers in connection with the disappearance of 7 bottles of whiskey confiscated in a raid Aug. 22 at a private home in Davenport.

1955 -- 50 years ago
The Moline City Council voted, 7-6, last night to purchase the old Washington School property, 8th Ave. and 17th St., for the site of another off-street parking lot.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Republican vice presidential candidate George Bush will speak to farmers in Colona, lunch with factory workers in Moline and talk with students at Bettendorf High School during a Quad-City visit Tuesday.

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