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: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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