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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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