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: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.

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