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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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