Day in history for November 20, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The grand jury unanimously indicted James Bowie, editor of the Geneseo Standard, for willful and corrupt perjury, and papers have been issued for his arrest.

1880 -- 125 years ago
The Rock Island Stove Co., which started 10 years ago with a capital of $50,000, has passed into the hands of Phil Mitchell, Frank Mixter and A.M. Blakesly.

1905 -- 100 years ago
F.H. Kelly and Justice D.R. McFarlane returned safely from Ann Arbor where they saw the big game Saturday. They were not in the section of the grandstand that fell, but were witnesses of the accident.

1930 -- 75 years ago
The new John Deere Junior High School in Moline will be ready for occupancy at the beginning of the second semester in January.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Augustana College debaters scored seven victories and one loss in winning first place in the invitational tournament at Purdue University.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Moline workers began grading a 35-acre site this week that will become the first city-owned industrial park. The city purchased the tract at the end of 41st Street, south of John Deere Road, 10 years ago to obtain right-of-way for a drainage ditch project.

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