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: 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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