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: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.








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