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 are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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