Day in history for September 17, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The probate court began its regular monthly session.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Evert's Commandery, Knights Templars, tendered a reception to the Rodman Rifles last night at the Masonic Temple, with music by Bleuer's orchestra.

1905 -- 100 years ago
E.H. Bowman and Thomas Campbell returned from the west, where they attended the Grand Army of the Republic encampment of Denver.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Deputy Sheriff Floyd Krueger of Drury Township battled 6 prisoners to finally stop an attempted jail break at the Rock Island County Jail.

1955 -- 50 years ago
A gray haired woman, self-styled as a ''Peace Pilgrim'' has arrived in Davenport on the second half of a 10,000 mile walking tour for world disarmament. Concealing her true identity and age she is now walking into each state capital, speaking to church groups and making radio and television appearances along the way.

1980 -- 25 years ago
The United Township High School board is willing to discuss the sale of 32 acres of school-owned property to Silvis, Mayor Stacy King told aldermen. The city has considered buying the acreage, at John Deere Road near Cliff Heights Golf Center, to build a major sports complex.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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