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: 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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