Day in history for September 11, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
We learn that the Sisters of Mercy, from Dubuque, have opened a school in Davenport for the instruction of young girls.

1880 -- 125 years ago
There is a cigar maker in Moline who makes two brands of cigars, one he calls Hancock, the other Garfield. He sells three Hancock cigars to one Garfield. November will tell about the same story.

1905 -- 100 years ago
The sewing circle of Bethany Home will meet at the home in South Rock Island tomorrow at 2. All friends of the institution will be welcome.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Nearly 50 men stood in line in the office of Mayor Charles Carpentier in East Moline this morning seeking jobs on the new paving projects soon to be started.

1955 -- 50 years ago
A roaring fire raced through an old horse barn at 2141 2nd St., Moline, early yesterday afternoon, killing two horses and virtually wrecking the rambling structure which has been a landmark in the neighborhood for years.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Woodcut prints created by the 19th century Japanese masters Hiroshigi and Kuniyoshi will highlight an oriental art sale Sept. 16 at Black Hawk College. The art department will receive a portion of the proceeds in cash or prints.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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