Day in history for October 15, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
At a meeting of the stockholders of the Rock Island and Peoria Railroad Co., the following were elected: president, Hon. Ben Harper; vice president, Hon. Onslow Peters; treasurer, Hon. William Bailey; secretary, Hon. Ben Graham; attorney, Joseph Knox, Esq.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Dr. J.W. Morgan of Port Byron was admitted to membership of the Iowa and Illinois Central District Medical Assn.

1905 -- 100 years ago
J.G. Quinlan, principal of the New Boston public schools, visited the public schools of Rock Island with a group of teachers.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Mystery surrounded the fire and explosion which yesterday morning ripped the new $4,600 speed launch Dubuque, the personal inspection boat of Maj. D.L. Hall, Rock Island District, United States Engineers.

1955 -- 50 years ago
A permit for the construction of J.C. Penney's new store at 1701 5th Ave., Moline, was issued today. The building is to be of two-story design with a full basement.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Moline High School baseball fans may see games ''under the lights'' this spring. The Council of Associated Dads Clubs notified the school board it will donate lights from the Beling Park baseball diamond to the district.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.

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