Day in history for October 20, 2005
- 1855 -- 150 years ago
- Mr. Dempster will give a vocal concert at Second Presbyterian Church tonight.
- 1880 -- 125 years ago
- The Republicans held a procession last night with a big display of fireworks.
- 1905 -- 100 years ago
- A literary club to be known as ''The Royal Family'' was organized last night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Butler. Frank Butler was elected king and Mrs. E.H. Dunavin, queen.
- 1930 -- 75 years ago
- Charles J. Correll of ''Amos and Andy'' fame visited Rock Island with his wife, Marie. Correll was formerly a Rock Island brick layer.
- 1955 -- 50 years ago
- The first ''conscience'' letter received by Modern Woodmen of America in its 72-year history makes $10 cash restitution of theft of a wooden file case. Headed ''Somewhere in Kansas'' the anonymous letter said: ''Some years ago I appropriated to my own use one of the M.W.A. wooden file cases. I do not know the value, but Montgomery Ward And Co. lists a similar one at about $5. Enclosed is $10 to pay for it.''
- 1980 -- 25 years ago
- A budget of $83,250, up almost $28,000 from 1980, has been approved for the 1981 fiscal year by the Knights Drum and Bugle Corps board of directors. A major portion of the increase will be used to purchase new equipment.
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