Day in history for November 22, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
A meeting of the new Rock Island city council was held yesterday for the purpose of organization.

1880 -- 125 years ago
The Davenport and Milan millers have advanced the price of flour 40 cents per barrel and bran $1 per ton.

1905 -- 100 years ago
A delightful thimble party was given by Mrs. W.E. Bailey at her home on 18th Avenue, Rock Island, about 25 ladies being entertained.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island and Mercer County authorities are convinced that the bandits who held up the Farmers Bank of New Windsor Thursday afternoon and escaped with $1,500 are members of a gang that includes Glenn Nichols, Harold Smith and Gladys Crawford, a trio that has been sought in connection with 8 or 10 bank holdups.

1955 -- 50 years ago
The cornerstone of the new $220,000 convent of Sacred Heart Catholic Church parish, Moline, will be officially laid at ceremonies at 2 next Sunday afternoon.

1980 -- 25 years ago
When 26-year-old Randy Howard saw a rope swing by outside the window of his burning Las Vegas hotel early Friday morning, he knew it was the only way to save his life. Howard, of East Moline, grabbed it and slowly made his way down 14 stories to safety.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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