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: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.








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