Day in history for November 11, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The Island City Hotel is crowded with guests every day. Among the distinguished persons present during court are his honor Judge Peters; Mr. Miller, prosecuting attorney; Mr. Goudey, Fulton County; Sen. Graham; Sheriff Davenport of Henry County, and many others.

1880 -- 125 years ago
The corporate association which controls the Rodman Rifles Co. effected an organization as follows: President, J.S. Dart; vice president, C.C. Carter; secretary, R.M. Sweeney; treasurer, H.L. Schill.

1905 -- 100 years ago
The big railroad yards at New Shops were used this week for the first time.

1930 -- 75 years ago
A United Catholic Charities group of Rock Island was organized and more than $1,600 was pledged to form the nucleus of the fund.

1955 -- 50 years ago
The Rock Island Savings and Loan Assn., which has occupied its present quarters on the second floor of the First National Bank Building for about 63 years, today announced the leasing of the first floor of the brick structure at 423-425 17th St.

1980 -- 25 years ago
United Township High School officials Monday reviewed initial design plans for $994,000 worth of improvements to Soule Bowl.

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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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