Day in history for September 18, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The Henry County Dial has changed hands again. C. Bassett is now the proprietor. It continues a know nothing fusion paper, as formerly.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Moline has 1,100 pupils enrolled in her public schools.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Miss Ruth Gamble, who has been employed in the circuit clerk's office, departed today to enter Oberlin University.

1930 -- 75 years ago
The first hole-in-one on the Geneseo Golf Club was made yesterday afternoon by Frank Cook. Mr. Cook was playing in a foursome with J. Otis Ogden, W.G. Curley and William H. Hosford. The shot was on the 8th hole with a drive of about 150 yards.

1955 -- 50 years ago
A number of employees were called back to Farmall Works of International Harvester Co., Rock Island, this afternoon to ready the plant for the resumption of full-scale production tomorrow morning, ending a 26-day strike.

1980 -- 25 years ago
More than 30 horse lovers jammed the Coal Valley village hall to protest a proposal that would ban horses from sidewalks, roadways, parks, thoroughfares and other areas of public use. Village trustees said it's time to end the smelly problem, but horse lovers argued for a chance to clean up their act.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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