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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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