Day in history for September 16, 2005
- 1855 -- 150 years ago
- It was announced that a meeting of Rock Islanders favorable to a library was a success and that $500 was subscribed by those present at the First Presbyterian Church.
- 1880 -- 125 years ago
- The new Trinity Episcopal Chapel, 7th St. and 4th Ave., Rock Island, was completed and the first service was scheduled for next Sunday.
- 1905 -- 100 years ago
- Raymond C. Ricker wrote an interesting letter to The Argus from Chentu, West China, which was published.
- 1930 -- 75 years ago
- C.J. Shaw, general secretary of the Rock Island YMCA, tendered his resignation to accept a similar post in Tacoma, Wash.
- 1955 -- 50 years ago
- A thief got to a milk bottle on the Sidney Adams porch, 246 40th St., Moline, before the milkman did, Moline police were told last night, and appropriated the $15 put out to pay the dairy bill.
- 1980 -- 25 years ago
- At the Rock Island County Courthouse, First Lady Rosalynn Carter today called her husband a calm, proven leader and urged a united Democratic effort. Speaking to a lunch-hour crowd of about 500 sign-waving, cheering people, she issued a call for Democratic unity to win elections ''from the local level all the way up to the presidency.''
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