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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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