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: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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