Day in history for October 13, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
A very interesting meeting was held last evening in the Second Presbyterian Church, it being the anniversary of the City Tract Society.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Many from here attended a big Democratic rally in Moline last night. Gen. John M. Palmer delivered the principal address.

1905 -- 100 years ago
On their return from their wedding trip, Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Cozad were surprised by a number of Modern Woodmen of America employees of the bookkeeping department and were presented a variety of gifts.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island members of the American Legion returned from a convention trip in Boston and the eastern states, where they visited the White House and were greeted by President Herbert Hoover.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Moline Mayor Paul C. Johnson announced today that Moline City Hall will be closed at 1 tomorrow afternoon and remain closed the rest of the afternoon in respect to the late E.H. Sohner, former Moline mayor, who died Tuesday evening.

1980 -- 25 years ago
The old New Windsor Grade School will go on the auction block at 10 a.m. Oct. 25, the Winola School Board has decided. The old structure, built in 1894, sits on six lots in the northwest section of New Windsor.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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