Day in history for October 26, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
George W. Harris Jr., son of Mr. George W. Harris, one of the early settlers of Rock Island, died last Tuesday after a hunting accident near Andalusia.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Messrs. Weyerhaeuser and Denkmann of Rock Island, Dimock, Gould And Co. of Moline, and Musser And Co. of Muscatine have purchased 12,000 acres of timber in Wisconsin for $120,000.

1905 -- 100 years ago
The Modern Magi celebrated the opening of their new lodge rooms last night by initiating a class of 50 candidates.

1930 -- 75 years ago
The Rev. Austin J. Hollingsworth of Memorial Christian Church, Rock Island, returned from the World Convention of the Disciples of Christ in Washington, D.C.

1955 -- 50 years ago
David DeDoncker, 22, East Moline, a law student at the University of Illinois, has been named a student legal assistant to U.S. Dist. Atty. John B. Stoddart Jr., Springfield.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Miss Anna Deere Hewitt, Washington, D.C., became the bride of Joseph Vincent Wolfe, Alexandria, Va., in a ceremony at 3:45 p.m. Saturday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Moline. Mr. and Mrs. William Alexander Hewitt, Rock Island, are the bride's parents. The bridegroom is the son of Mrs. Vincent Joseph Wolfe, Moline, and the late Mr. Wolfe.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.

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