Day in history for November 5, 2005
- 1855 -- 150 years ago
- At a meeting of the city council it was decided that the city should pay for improvements on Illinois Street. A tie vote was decided by Mayor Ben Harper, who voted in favor of the city bearing the costs.
- 1880 -- 125 years ago
- The Argus conceded the election to Garfield and Arthur.
- 1905 -- 100 years ago
- Miss Grace Brunert of Denver, Colo., was the guest of Dr. Emily Wright. Miss Brunert's parents formerly lived in Rock Island. Her father was proprietor of the Harper House Pharmacy about 20 years ago.
- 1930 -- 75 years ago
- James Hamilton Lewis, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senator from Illinois, was given a plurality of nearly 8,000 votes in Rock Island County as he was returned to the Senate on a record number of votes.
- 1955 -- 50 years ago
- The Rock Island Health Department bagged an estimated 400 to 500 rats in a poison campaign at the city's landfill disposal site west of 1st Street.
- 1980 -- 25 years ago
- Rock Island County residents elected their first woman judge with Tuesday's victory of Democrat Susan B. Gende over Republican John A. Bell. The race was for the 14th Judicial Circuit judgeship, a seat being vacated by Chief Judge Paul A. Rink, who is retiring.
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