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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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