Day in history for October 5, 2005
- 1855 -- 150 years ago
- Mr. M.M. Parker, of the firm of Cook, Sargent And Parker, bankers, has been traveling in Canada and New England most of the summer to try to regain his health.
- 1880 -- 125 years ago
- On Friday evening John T. Raymond will appear at the Harper Theater in ''My Son.'' Robson and Crane in ''Sharps and Flats'' drew a large audience last night.
- 1905 -- 100 years ago
- George H. Johnson of St. Louis, who built the Illinois Theater, and is now building Moline's new opera house, was a caller at The Argus office today.
- 1930 -- 75 years ago
- Investigations were underway into the loss of 48 lives in a mysterious wrecking of the world's largest dirigible airship, the British R-101, near Beauvais, France. A severe electrical storm was blamed for the disaster.
- 1955 -- 50 years ago
- A photo copying machine, specifically for making copies of death and birth records, has been purchased for $390 and placed in use at the Rock Island city clerk's office.
- 1980 -- 25 years ago
- A book by Moline authors Robert and Harriet Swedberg, ''Country Pine Furniture Styles and Prices,'' outsold all others at a large Indianapolis antique show and became available in local bookstores in April.
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