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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: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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