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: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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