Day in history for November 11, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The Island City Hotel is crowded with guests every day. Among the distinguished persons present during court are his honor Judge Peters; Mr. Miller, prosecuting attorney; Mr. Goudey, Fulton County; Sen. Graham; Sheriff Davenport of Henry County, and many others.

1880 -- 125 years ago
The corporate association which controls the Rodman Rifles Co. effected an organization as follows: President, J.S. Dart; vice president, C.C. Carter; secretary, R.M. Sweeney; treasurer, H.L. Schill.

1905 -- 100 years ago
The big railroad yards at New Shops were used this week for the first time.

1930 -- 75 years ago
A United Catholic Charities group of Rock Island was organized and more than $1,600 was pledged to form the nucleus of the fund.

1955 -- 50 years ago
The Rock Island Savings and Loan Assn., which has occupied its present quarters on the second floor of the First National Bank Building for about 63 years, today announced the leasing of the first floor of the brick structure at 423-425 17th St.

1980 -- 25 years ago
United Township High School officials Monday reviewed initial design plans for $994,000 worth of improvements to Soule Bowl.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.

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