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: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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