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: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




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