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 ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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