Day in history for November 19, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
At a meeting of the Rock Island Library Board, it was resolved that the Library Hall, after the arrival and arrangement of the books, be opened two successive days for the admission of all citizens desirous of visiting the rooms.

1880 -- 125 years ago
George Lamont left for St. Louis last evening.

1905 -- 100 years ago
About 20 of the playmates of William Hansgen were his guests yesterday at a party given in honor of his birthday at his home, 848 20th St., Rock Island.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Businessmen of Rock Island, Moline, East Moline and Silvis joined with residents of Port Byron, Rapids City, Hampton and Cordova yesterday in celebrating the formal opening of the East Moline-Port Byron link in Highway 80 paving.

1955 -- 50 years ago
The Texas Cow Girls, female basketball team, will present an exhibition game on Dec. 6 at United Township High School. They will play the men's team of the East Moline Square Deal Coal Co.

1980 -- 25 years ago
East Moline Mayor Dennis Jacobs began work Monday as an accountant at the East Moline Correctional Center. Jacobs said Warden Richard Gramley hired him late last month for the $15,000-a-year post.

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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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