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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.

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