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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1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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