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: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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