Day in history for October 27, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
One of the deck hands on the Steamer Lamartine accidentally fell from the boat into the Mississippi this morning and was drowned.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Maj. H.C. Connelly addressed the 4th Ward Hancock Club this evening.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Not discouraged by the adverse attitude of the retail merchants, the students of Rock Island High School announced they would not discontinue their efforts to publish the High School Journal.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Solution of the disappearance of Earl L. Yocum, 50, president of the Yocum State Bank of Galva, revolved today around a mysterious special delivery letter received yesterday afternoon by Mrs. Yocum, telling of the safety of her millionaire husband. Yocum is believed to have been abducted from his palatial home at Galva.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Four grass fires in the last two days produced a warning today from East Moline Fire Chief George LeRette on the need for caution at this period of the year.

1980 -- 25 years ago
A 21-year-old man told authorities he ''has no recollection'' of how he became trapped more than two hours in a tank under an outhouse in Black Hawk State Historic Site Sunday night.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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