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: Recruits can get $500 by enlisting now. Lt Jobe has a recruiting office on Illinois Street.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Superintendent Schnitger formally inaugurated the Rock Island and Davenport Railway Line of the Holmes system by putting on four cars to start.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Wires of the defunct Union Electric Co. are being removed by city electricians.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The Bishop Hill softball team won the championship in WHB"S Mississippi Valley tournament at Douglas Park.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A boom in apartment construction has hit Rock Island, with approximately 300 units either in or near the construction stage or due for an early rezoning decision.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Members of the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission are hoping to revive their push for a new $70 million four-lane bridge spanning the Mississippi River.

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