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.

Back: Available days in September 2005




Local events heading








  Today is Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




(More History)