Day in history for September 27, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
An inquest was held before Justice Swander upon the body of an unknown man found dead in the alley between Washington and Jefferson streets.

1880 -- 125 years ago
John George, Democrat, and C.R. Chamberlain, Republican, will be absent from the city election day. The former goes to Davenport to live and the latter will engage in the commission business at Malta, Ill.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Miss Pearl Saville won the silver medal at the Memorial Christian Church in the WCTU declamatory contest. Her selection was entitled, ''Pledge With Wine.''

1930 -- 75 years ago
Bobby Jones swamped Gene Homans, 8 and 7, to win the final match of the U.S. Amateur Golf Tournament, thus winning every major golf title of the year.

1955 -- 50 years ago
The International Harvester Co. has purchased 9 lots facing 44th St. north of 4th Ave. for the use as a parking lot for Farmall employees.

1980 -- 25 years ago
When the Frej Lodge of the Independent Order of Svithiod was formed in Moline 80 years ago, one of its main goals was to help Swedes new to America adjust to the language and culture. The Frej Lodge celebrates its 80th anniversary Sunday with a smorgasbord at O'Melia's Supper Club, Rock Island.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rock Island Paper Mill is now operating. It is an establishment which our people ought to encourage by saving all rags for the mill, where you can get cash and the highest prices for them.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.






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