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 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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