Day in history for November 15, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The public will be highly gratified to learn that Judge Drury has appointed E.R. Bean, Esq., to be master in chancery for the county.

1880 -- 125 years ago
The ferry boat ''Rock Island'' went into winter quarters Saturday.

1905 -- 100 years ago
The Tri-City Press Club inaugurated a movement to sustain the prestige of the Rock Island Arsenal as a manufacturing center. Prof. Edward Howard Griggs addressed the organization at the Outing Club in Davenport.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Caught in a hail of gunfire as he attacked two bandits attempting to hold up an Atkinson filling station, John Carson, 67, manager of the Atkinson Livestock Shipping Assn., was fatally wounded last night.

1955 -- 50 years ago
When the $500,000 Circus Hall of Fame is officially opened Dec. 15 in Sarasota, Fla., the two hemispheres band wagon presented by Dr. B.J. Palmer of Davenport will be featured in a two-story glass front building.

1980 -- 25 years ago
When Rock Island County voters go the the polls for the municipal primary in February, the familiar voting machines will be gone. Paper ballots will be ''read'' and tallied by a computer system, the first of its kind for voting in Illinois.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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