Day in history for September 30, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The September term of the Lee County Circuit Court was organized on Monday afternoon, the Hon. J.W. Drury of Rock Island presiding.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Webb Hayes, son of the president of the Rock Island Railroad, passed through here Tuesday night on his way to Nevada, where he is to join his parents.

1905 -- 100 years ago
The Rev. Marion Humphreys will be installed as pastor of the Central Presbyterian Church tomorrow. The Rev. W.B. McKee of Rock Island heads the installation committee.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Amid a wave of banditry, highlighted last night by the theft of an auto at gun point, Chief of Police Herman Sehnert took steps to curb lawlessness by the extension of the squad car patrol.

1955 -- 50 years ago
A 1956 model auto is missing from Dahl Motor Co., 627 W. 2nd St., Davenport, after thieves were foiled in their attempt to crack the office safe in a daring break-in early today.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Jake Mohr likes to get high on his birthday. He's done it every year since he turned 54. He'll be 62 Friday. Mohr loves airplanes. Even more, he loves jumping out of them. Mohr is associated with Trackers Inc., Annawan-based exhibition parachute team.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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