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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1864 — 150 years ago: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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