Day in history for September 15, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The new market house at the foot of Elk Street, a few steps from the Norris Furniture Store, was progressing finely.

1880 -- 125 years ago
The local Republican committee was preparing to send out thousands of copies of Gov. Collom's speech delivered here recently.

1905 -- 100 years ago
The finals in the ladies handicap golf matches at Rock Island Arsenal Golf Club were played off this morning, with Mrs. Von Schaezler of Davenport defeating Miss Denkmann of Rock Island for the title.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island began a celebration of the 150th anniversary of the westernmost campaign of the Revolutionary War.

1955 -- 50 years ago
A movement is under way in Milan to seek annexation of the village to the city of Rock Island. Leaders of the movement said that petitions asking for referendum elections on the annexation were being prepared for circulation.

1980 -- 25 years ago
A smooth-working golden retriever, who scored one point below perfect and then won a run-off, topped competition at the Quad-Cities Dog Obedience Club Sunday at the Rock Island County Fairgrounds. Topbrass Stubblefield Pippa is owned and handled by Kay Thompson Guetzloff, Palatine.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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