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: 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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