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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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