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: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




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