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: 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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