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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.

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