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: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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