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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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