Day in history for October 29, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
A meeting of Rock Island's German citizens will be held at the courthouse next Wednesday evening at 7 for the purpose of establishing a German paper, in cooperation with the Davenport Democrat. Plans are to make one-half of the Democrat a report for Rock Island.

1880 -- 125 years ago
A Greenback meeting in Turner Hall last night was very poorly attended.

1905 -- 100 years ago
The Wallack Theater Co. opened a three-day engagement tonight at the Illinois Theater with ''For Home and Honor.''

1930 -- 75 years ago
Three bandits held up the State Bank of Taylor Ridge this morning, escaping with nearly $900 in currency and silver.

1955 -- 50 years ago
The Most Rev. Ralph L. Hayes, Bishop of Davenport, accompanied by priests of the diocese, blessed the ambulance entrance of the new Mercy Hospital addition this morning and read prayers of dedication.

1980 -- 25 years ago
A reduction in federal funds forced the Moline School Board Tuesday to increase the half-pint price of milk for students from 5 to 9 cents effective Monday. School district comptroller Terry Kramer said the district could lose $18,000 during the school year without the price hike.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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