Day in history for October 23, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The Rock Island Library and Reading Room Assn. wish to employ a competent person to act as librarian and superintendent of the reading room. A fair salary will be given.

1880 -- 125 years ago
It was announced that the steamer Maggie Reaney will hereafter be a tri-weekly instead of a daily packet. She will leave Rock Island for Clinton every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Miss May Graham succeeded Charles Ege as principal of the South Heights School. She is from Iowa City.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Walter E. Campbell, formerly station agent and freight clerk for the Rock Island Lines at East Moline, was shot and killed at his pecan farm home eight miles from Albany, Ga., sometime Saturday night.

1955 -- 50 years ago
A large plate glass display window at the Mayer And Johnson store, 409 15th St., Moline, was a casualty of a heavy gust of wind about 8:45 last night.

1980 -- 25 years ago
John F. Stolle, a Chicago man who is buying Rock Island's Bear Manufacturing Co., intends to close the plant once the sale goes through. Bear, at 2830 5th St., manufactures wheel alignment and other safety-related equipment and employs around 100 persons.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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