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 ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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