Day in history for September 20, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
Judge Drury returned from Whiteside County Saturday evening after having disposed of about 200 cases during one week.

1880 -- 125 years ago
The first services in the new Trinity Episcopal Church were held today.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Miss Ida Huntoon and Miss Bessie Marshall entertained at the Watch Tower Inn in honor of Miss Julia Stafford, who will soon leave to attend college at Washington, D.C.

1930 -- 75 years ago
An historical pageant in the Rock Island Public Schools Stadium tonight and a parade tomorrow will close Rock Island's Sesqui-Centennial celebration of the western most campaign of the Revolutionary War.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Mel R. Beckstrom, Moline architect, received the unanimous approval of the East Moline City Council for the preparation of preliminary plans and sketches for the proposed city hall and community building.

1980 -- 25 years ago
In its second major action of the month targeted at minorities and non-commercial users, the Federal Communications Commission has proposed rules to create scores of new television stations. The Quad-City area would qualify for two of the new stations if the FCC proposal becomes law next year.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rock Island Paper Mill is now operating. It is an establishment which our people ought to encourage by saving all rags for the mill, where you can get cash and the highest prices for them.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.






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