Day in history for October 8, 2005
- 1855 -- 150 years ago
- Two flatboats, loaded with cut stone and tied at one of the piers now building for the Mississippi bridge, were broken up and sunk yesterday.
- 1880 -- 125 years ago
- Charley Fiebig left for Waverly, Iowa, last night to open a locked bank safe that its owners are unable to open.
- 1905 -- 100 years ago
- S.S. Davis of Rock Island was elected a member of the executive committee of the Illinois Electrical Assn. at the annual meeting which closed in Peoria last Friday.
- 1930 -- 75 years ago
- A pleasure ride on the Mississippi culminated in tragedy this morning as four of five occupants of a motor boat drowned after the craft partially capsized and sank a short distance south of the Rock Island Bridge And Iron Works, 1603 Mill St.
- 1955 -- 50 years ago
- An anonymous tip four days ago that a Moline foundry, C.S. Humphrey Co., was being looted of its aluminum stock, plus a lot of footwork and investigation by two Moline police sergeants, ended yesterday with the arrest of three men.
- 1980 -- 25 years ago
- A Bettendorf policeman who carved the initials of police superiors, the city administrator and a private citizen on the bullets of his service revolver has been fired for misconduct.
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