Day in history for October 12, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
Messrs. Carter And Hatch are now opening a splendid lot of goods at the old stand of Child And Baker in Rock Island.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Six deaths occurred in Rock Island during the week which ended Oct. 9.

1905 -- 100 years ago
The first snow of the season fell yesterday.

1930 -- 75 years ago
J.J. Hagan, superintendent of Rock Island public schools, occupied the pulpit during the 10:30 worship service at Memorial Christian Church in the absence of the pastor, Rev. A.J. Hollinsworth, who was attending a Washington, D.C., convention.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Arthur A. Ludwig, son of Mrs. Ethel Collins, 647 25th Ave., Rock Island, a dental assistant in the United States Navy, is one of 1,250-1,300 men handpicked by the Navy recently to spend seven months in the coldest place in the world, the South Polar Region.

1980 -- 25 years ago
A landmark Rock Island apartment building is being converted to condominiums. Longview Apartments, opposite Longview Park at 17th St. and 18th Ave., is only the third condo conversion in the Illinois Quad-Cities. Prices for the condo units range from $17,900 for a 553-square-foot, one bedroom unit to $40,900 for a 1,520-square-foot, three bedroom unit.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.


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