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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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