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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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