Day in history for October 16, 2005
- 1855 -- 150 years ago
- John Deere's plows are appreciated. He has taken the first premium at the state fair.
- 1880 -- 125 years ago
- A milk wagon, with a lady driver, was upset this forenoon on 18th St. in front of the Rock Island National Bank building. Cause, too much wind. No material damage done.
- 1905 -- 100 years ago
- F.W. Jones of East St. Louis, state organizer for the Improved Order of Red Men, is in the city for the purpose of organizing a new tribe here. Years ago Rock Island was represented in the order by O Sau Kee tribe and for many years was in a flourishing condition.
- 1930 -- 75 years ago
- The war department authorized an allotment of $100,000 to continue the nine-foot channel survey of the upper Mississippi River between the mouth of the Missouri River and Minneapolis, Minn.
- 1955 -- 50 years ago
- A site for a Howard Johnson restaurant in Rock Island has been approved by the nationally-famous dining establishment operators. The location is adjacent to the south wing of the South Wind Motel in the 4300 block on 11th St.
- 1980 -- 25 years ago
- An Arkansas gun collector is going to pay Rock Island County $3,520 for a pair of Prohibition-era submachine guns that brought bids from across the country.
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