Day in history for October 22, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
The Whig district convention, held at Berlin (Swedona), nominated Lucius Wells, Esq., of Hampton, for representative in the legislature. He was formerly sheriff of Rock Island County. Some Moline and Cambridge delegates tried to sway the convention to an anti-slavery stand but failed.

1879 -- 125 years ago
Moline is dissatisfied with the decision of the C.B. And Q. railroad to remove its station agent from Moline and to combine the freight depots of three cities under one head.

1904 -- 100 years ago
Prince Hall, a home for orphans and widows to be conducted by the Masonic Grand Lodge of Illinois, is being completed in west Rock Island.

1929 -- 75 years ago
The war department has completed a survey of conditions at Rock Island Arsenal, the purpose of the study being to find additional work for the arsenal. Fewer than a thousand persons are employed there now.

1954 -- 50 years ago
Auction sales of furniture and art works from the estate of the late Katherine Deere Butterworth of Moline have grossed $44,790. A total of 144 catalog lots were sold at the Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York.

1979 -- 25 years ago
A Houston attorney, working for an anonymous client, is quietly gathering information about the Quad-Cities with an eye to starting a fourth television station here.

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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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