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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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