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: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




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