Day in history for January 1, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The Rock Island post office has been moved to the new 4-story brick building of Bailey And Boyle between East and West Eagle streets at Illinois street. The rooms are airy and lighted by gas. The office has 800 mail boxes, 142 of them key boxes. J.S. Kelly, Esq., postmaster, should be congratulated for not sparing pains or expense.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Rock Island is a fast-growing city and needs a hospital to which the floating population can be taken for proper care during emergencies of accident or sickness.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Thirty farmers in the Coal Valley-Orion area have formed a vigilante organization and will prosecute hunters who trespass on farm lands.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island won the Big Nine basketball tourney by handing Canton its worst defeat in three years. The score was 14 to 6. Canton had beaten Moline, 11 to 10. All teams used the stalling tactics made famous by Canton.

1955 -- 50 years ago
The first 1955 baby born in Moline is Mary Ann Hennenman who arrived at 4:34 a.m. in Moline Public Hospital.

1980 -- 25 years ago
About 35 reports of damage, amounting to an estimated $1,750, have flooded Rock Island police because of a pellet gun-wielding vandal apparently trying out his weapon on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.

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1864 — 150 years ago: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.

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