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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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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