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: 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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