Day in history for October 21, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The members of the bar of Rock Island County expressed deep regret at the death of Col. D.G. McGown, a Rock Island lawyer.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Democrats of Rural township held a rally last night which was addressed by Dr. J.F. Todd of Galva. There was a torchlight procession by the Rural Hancock Club, headed by the Milan cornet band.

1905 -- 100 years ago
The annual banquet of the Young People's Assn. of Broadway Presbyterian Church, a feature of the 23rd anniversary meet, was held last night.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Leon W. Mitchell of Rock Island, vice president of the Rock Island Stove Co., was elected president of the board of directors of the Rock Island Welfare Assn.

1955 -- 50 years ago
The investigation into the arson attempt at McKinley School, Moline, is broadening in scope. The fires, all small, were started under a basement stairway, in the cafeteria and in a washroom.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Postcards from the collection of Aretta Watzel currently are on display at the Rock Island Public Library. The cards, dated from the turn-of-the-century to about 1915, include scenes of past Rock Island landmarks, familiar Quad-Cities sights and greeting cards.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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