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: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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