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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