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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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