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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