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: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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