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: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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