Day in history for October 2, 2005
- 1855 -- 150 years ago
- Maj. John G. Floyd, U.S. Agent for the improvement of the rapids of the Mississippi River, is in town and stops at the Island City Hotel.
- 1880 -- 125 years ago
- Frank Welch has a pelican. It came up on the steamer Viola today. As soon as it is trained, exhibitions will be in order.
- 1905 -- 100 years ago
- Philo Williams caught a horned toad on 19th St. in Moline. This specie is very rare in this section and there is a great deal of speculation as to how it came here.
- 1930 -- 75 years ago
- A silver catfish, weighing seven and three-quarters pounds, was caught by Mrs. J.M. Kronmiller of Moline while she was fishing in the Hennepin Canal, near Geneseo. According to several fishermen in the vicinity, the fish is rare.
- 1955 -- 50 years ago
- Rock Island police were investigating a quantity of opened mail addressed to the 20th St. Station of the Burlington Railroad. The mail was found lying on the ground between the railroad tracks and the McKesson And Robbins building, 112 19th St., Rock Island.
- 1980 -- 25 years ago
- Work to extend cable television service to Coal Valley is nearly complete, and a Rock Island-based cable company will begin soliciting subscriptions the week of Oct. 15.
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