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 female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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