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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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