Day in history for October 1, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
At a meeting of the Rock Island City Library and Reading Room Assn., the following officers were elected: Hon. Joseph Knox, president; H.C. Connelly, Esq., vice president; William Bailey, treasurer; and R.M. Marshall, secretary.

1880 -- 125 years ago
B.H. Truesdell, Democratic candidate for congress, and Mayor H.C. Connelly will speak in Moline, Milan and Port Byron.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Word was received here of the death near Los Angeles, Calif., of Mrs. J.C. Waterbury. She was the former Miss Helvig Hagemann.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Setting a World Series record, the Philadelphia Athletics combed Burleigh Grimes for five hits, all for extra bases and converted them into runs to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5 to 2 in the opening games of the 1930 World Series.

1955 -- 50 years ago
A bird which picked up a lighted cigarette is believed to be responsible for a fire at the Cordova Legion Home last evening1980 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island Police Officer 1041 has soft, brown eyes, a regulation short hair cut and bright, white teeth. The new officer's name is Max. With his partner Officer 1067, called Smokey, Max was introduced formally today as Rock Island's K-9 Teams went into action.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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