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: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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