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: 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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