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 weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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