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: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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