Day in history for October 11, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The Presbyterian Synod of Peoria is now in session at the Second Presbyterian Church.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Flour has advanced to 24 cents per barrel in the Tri-Cities.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Fire of unknown origin destroyed the Rock Island Arsenal Golf Club and stables early this morning. The total loss was estimated at $7,500, with little insurance.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Approximately 60 representatives from Christian Endeavor societies from Rock Island County gathered last night in the First Christian Church, East Moline, for their seventh annual convention.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Roger L. Spitznas, assistant professor of geology at Augustana College, represented the college at the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Illinois State Geological Survey being held today in Urbana.

1980 -- 25 years ago
The Moline Police Department's ''blue flu'' epidemic comes at a delicate time for both Moline and the Rock Island police officers called in to replace them. Police had to contend with an outdoor beer festival, Rock Island High School's homecoming parade, a state convention in Moline of the NAACP and Vice President Walter Mondale's visit scheduled for today.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.

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