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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.

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