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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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