Day in history for October 30, 2005
- 1855 -- 150 years ago
- The great improvements made in the streets and sidewalks in the third ward in Rock Island by J.D. Carmichael, the efficient supervisor, form a prominent feature among the changes our city has undergone the present season.
- 1880 -- 125 years ago
- Richard H. Lloyd returned from Washington, D.C., after an absence of some weeks.
- 1905 -- 100 years ago
- Branches of the Court of Honor located here are planning a union meeting for Nov. 2, when a class of 200 will be initiated. C.J. Searle will deliver the address of welcome.
- 1930 -- 75 years ago
- Mrs. Ardo Mitchell was named Rock Island chairman of the Woman's Organization for National Prohibition Reform.
- 1955 -- 50 years ago
- Despite wet weather which turned the 104-mile course into a nearly impassable quagmire, members of the Tri-City Motorcycle Club held their annual ''Con-Rod'' Derby yesterday. Dorrance Johnson of Moline was high point man of the day and thus took the championship trophy.
- 1980 -- 25 years ago
- ''Life on the Mississippi,'' a two-hour movie about Mark Twain's life as a steamboat pilot, will be aired by the Public Broadcasting System on Nov. 24. This is the first film underwritten by Deere and Co.
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