Day in history for October 22, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
There were a few snowflakes flying in the air about 8 last evening and a hard frost last night. At 10 this morning the temperature was down to 35.

1880 -- 125 years ago
James First of Moline bought the Rock Island Watch Factory property, paying $10,000. He intends to transform it into a wagon factory.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Mr. and Mrs. L.M. Parker of New Rockford, N.D., are the guests of Mrs. Parker's mother, Mrs. Margaret Snyder of South Heights.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Thieves last night obtained $500 in currency and checks at Schlegel's Drug Store, 1700 2nd Ave., Rock Island. Entrance was believed to have been gained by use of a pass key.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Moline's oldest resident, Mrs. Henry J. Hull, 104, died this morning in her home, 622 18th St. She resided in Moline for 102 years. Mrs. Hull, the former Alice Bertha Wheelock, was born Dec. 23, 1850, in St. Charles, Ill., the daughter of Chapin and Salome Betsy Wheelock.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Ralph Brubaker, former Rock Island city treasurer and trust officer for The Rock Island Bank, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Springfield Tuesday on 22 counts of misusing bank funds.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.

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