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 learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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