Day in history for October 28, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
Judge J.W. Drury of Rock Island has returned home after having completed the tour of his circuit. His last court was in Carroll County.

1880 -- 125 years ago
The complete registry of voters in Rock Island shows a total vote of 2,584, which, with the number not registered, would increase the total to about 2,700.

1905 -- 100 years ago
H.H. Cleaveland was elected grand junior warden of the Grand Commandery, Knights Templar of Illinois.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Earl L. Yocum, millionaire Galva banker who was abducted by kidnappers, returned to his home today unharmed after his captors released him on a road near Atkinson. They were later apprehended.

1955 -- 50 years ago
At the age of 86, a former Moline man has been hailed as ''Father of the Modern Corn Planter.'' He is Emil Englund of Bellevue, Ohio, who was reared in Moline and, as a young man, invented the farm implement for which he was recently and ceremoniously honored.

1980 -- 25 years ago
The surprise snow storm that struck the Quad-Cities Monday left 2.4 inches on the ground and marked just the 11th time since 1884 the season's first snow arrived in October. The last time the first snowfall of the season arrived in October was 1972.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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