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: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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