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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