Day in history for September 21, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
In a letter, the Rev. J.B. Quimby described the dedication of the new Methodist Church at Port Byron on Aug. 26.

1880 -- 125 years ago
At the annual meeting of the Mississippi Valley Logging Co. at Clinton, Frederick Weyerhaeuser of Rock Island was elected president.

1905 -- 100 years ago
At the annual meeting of the Tri-City Press Club at the Watch Tower Inn officers were chosen as follows: president, B.F. Tillinghast, Davenport; first vice president, J.J. Lavelle, Rock Island; secretary-treasurer, E.P. Rundquist, Moline.

1930 -- 75 years ago
A 24-year-old gunman who allegedly shot and killed a Tipton, Iowa, man in a Davenport drug store machine gun robbery was in custody after being caught on a farm near Harrisburg, Ohio.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Fire rolled across a 100-acre tract of land between Fruitland Addition and 7th Street south of Moline from Black Hawk Road to the Rock River, yesterday afternoon threatening several homes and buildings.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Lick your lips, trading stamps are making a comeback. That, at least, is the prediction of some stamp company executives who say their business is beginning to climb after a sharp slump during the 1970s.

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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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