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: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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