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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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