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 informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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