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: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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