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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1864 -- 150 years ago: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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