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: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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