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: 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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