Day in history for September 25, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
A catfish was recently taken at the dam in Moline which weighed 120 pounds.

1880 -- 125 years ago
The Rodman Rifles had their state shoot today.

1905 -- 100 years ago
There is work for 100 women and girls canning peaches at the canning factory in Sears.

1930 -- 75 years ago
A trunk hidden beneath a pile of clothing in a room of a house at 926 10th St., Rock Island, yielded three 1-gallon jugs of wine when Rock Island police officers raided the place. The raiders also confiscated 100 bottles of home brew found in a locked chest.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Two 16-year-old and one 17-year-old youths engineered a spectacular escape from the 3rd floor jail at the East Moline City Hall Saturday night as thousands viewed the outdoor entertainment in conjunction with the Fruit Queen Festival.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Moline Little Leaguer Kerri Donis was a big hit in league and all-star play this season, so big she's featured this week in the Faces in the Crowd section of Sports Illustrated. For her efforts, Donis earned the national magazine's silver cup award, an honor she now shares with such names as Chris Evert and Nancy Lopez, who received the same honor at age 12.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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