Day in history for October 10, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
A young lady, one of the assistant teachers in the Webster Grammar School in Cambridge, has received notice of a bequest of $70,000 from a discarded lover, who died recently in Brazil.

1880 -- 125 years ago
In a report, the Rev. E. Wasmuth, presiding elder of the Rock Island district of the Methodist Church, said there were 22 pastor charges in the district, with a membership of 3,000.

1905 -- 100 years ago
H.K. Walker, J.E. Henry and J.F. Witter were reelected as directors of the YMCA. Dr. W.S. Bagley was also elected, taking the place of Dr. F.H. First.

1930 -- 75 years ago
A federal board for rivers and harbors inspected the Mississippi River rapids opposite Rock Island in connection with the development of a nine-foot channel project in the upper Mississippi.

1955 -- 50 years ago
An estimated $350 damage resulted to the home of Mrs. Norman Ross, 615 E. 6th St., Davenport, today when a half-ton panel truck rolled down an incline into the home.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Moline Public Library officials have approved architectural plans for a proposed $1.1 million branch facility at 3130 41st St., but library officials say they need to raise more money before the work can begin.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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