Day in history for October 31, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
Next Monday occurs the annual charter election of Rock Island. The Argus supported B.F. Barrett for mayor and Joseph Conway, Jacob Starr, B.J. Cobb and Jere S. Smith for aldermen.

1880 -- 125 years ago
By a telegraphic dispatch to R.S. Peebles from Leadville, Colo., the announcement is made of the death of James E. Chapman, formerly of Rock Island.

1905 -- 100 years ago
August Springhorn, 43, fell into the Mississippi at the foot of 3rd Street and drowned. He is survived by his mother, one sister and one brother.

1930 -- 75 years ago
The American Lutheran Conference closed yesterday at Minneapolis. The official delegates from Rock Island, representing the Augustana Synod, were Dr. G.A. Brandelle, Dr. L.G. Abrahamson and J.G. Youngquist.

1955 -- 50 years ago
The Rock Island Red Cross Chapter has packed 50 Christmas boxes for servicemen in conjunction with the ''Christmas on the High-Seas'' program.

1980 -- 25 years ago
The Mercer County Zoning Board of Appeals tabled a controversial rezoning request Thursday and told Valhalla Enterprises, which wants to build a shopping mall and condominiums in rural Sherrard, to make peace with objectors.

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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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