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 female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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