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: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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