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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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