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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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