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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1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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