Day in history for November 7, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The circuit court of Rock Island County commenced its fall session. Hon. Onslow Peters, judge of the Peoria circuit, holds this term by invitation of Judge Drury.

1880 -- 125 years ago
The Rev. J.A. McGaw of the Central Presbyterian Church preached this morning on ''Joseph, the Successful Man.''

1905 -- 100 years ago
Mr. and Mrs. William Thompson were surprised by a number of friends last night, the occasion being their fourth wedding anniversary.

1930 -- 75 years ago
In an effort to aid employment conditions in the Quad-Cities area, it was reported that work on the Rock Island lock and dam would be started next March, instead of in the spring of 1932.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Damage that may run as high as several thousand dollars was tabulated today by fire department officials who sifted fire debris at the Royal Cafe, 903 15th Ave., East Moline.

1980 -- 25 years ago
The son of a former Geneseo couple has learned that he will be assigned to the White House staff of President-elect Ronald Reagan. Gregory Newell, 31, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Newell of Hayward, Calif., served the last three months as Reagan's director of campaign scheduling in Washington, D.C.

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1864 — 150 years ago: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.

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