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: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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