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Day in history for October 25, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The Argus was exceedingly mortified to find after our daily edition of Monday was worked off, that the compositor had carelessly omitted the name of Dr. Gregg in our article in relation to Irish Americans.

1880 -- 125 years ago
C.H. Stoddard, special enumerator, sent a report on Rock Island's manufacturing institutions to Washington. There are 107 establishments employing 1,280 male and 33 female employees. The report is exclusive of the breweries, the bottling works and the glass works.

1905 -- 100 years ago
The Rev. John P. O'Dell died yesterday at his home in Hampton. He was born in Belmont County, Ohio, in 1823 and moved to Rock Island in 1858.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Four hundred attended the annual homecoming dance given by the alumni of St. Joseph's School, Rock Island, last night in the Moline Elks Club.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Carl E. Mitchell of East Moline was sworn in this morning as a member of the board of commissioners of the Metropolitan Airport Authority of Rock Island County.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Robert Dan cited Black Hawk College's precarious financial situation as a factor influencing his decision to resign as the school's chief financial officer.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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