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: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.








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