Day in history for September 24, 2005
- 1855 -- 150 years ago
- The preliminary survey report on the Rock Island and Peoria Railroad was printed in full. The report was composed by G.W. Wheaton, engineer, who estimated the cost of a railroad between the two cities at $1,734,566.
- 1880 -- 125 years ago
- It was announced that Sen. James G. Blaine of Maine would not be able to make any address in Rock Island during the present campaign.
- 1905 -- 100 years ago
- The steamer Eclipse landed at Acme Packing Co. dock this year for the last time this season. She will go into winter quarters at Dubuque.
- 1930 -- 75 years ago
- Lt. Rolland S. Berry of the Rock Island Police Department will leave early Thursday for Aurora to attend the annual convention of the Illinois Police Assn.
- 1955 -- 50 years ago
- Miss Patricia Berry, Rio correspondent for The Argus, has two talents. In addition to overcoming a lifetime handicap resulting from cerebral palsy and writing for the paper with the aid of a pencil held in her teeth, she also uses the same method to paint and design clothes.
- 1980 -- 25 years ago
- A special mass will be celebrated Saturday in East Moline to mark 60 years of service by the order of Dominican sisters at St. Mary's Parish, East Moline.
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