Day in history for January 10, 2005
- 1855 -- 150 years ago
- Joseph Conet was elected Rock Island County Clerk over John C. Kimbrel, Democrat, 452 to 232. Anti-slavery men and Maine law men (anti-liquor) supported Conet, along with the members of the dying Whig party.
- 1880 -- 125 years ago
- There was much crashing of ice in the Mississippi River last night. Forced up the banks, the ice did much damage to wharf boats and coal chutes.
- 1905 -- 100 years ago
- Major and Mrs. H.C. Connelly are spending the winter in Pasadena, Calif.
- 1930 -- 75 years ago
- The heaviest snow since 1912 has paralyzed railway and highway transportation.
- 1955 -- 50 years ago
- Approximately 1,000 persons passed through the turnstiles of the Davenport Municipal Art Gallery on Sunday for the first showing of the States and Territories exhibition. The exhibition is sponsored by Container Corporation of America and the Grandmas Moses Collection loaned by the Gallerie St. Etienne, New York City.
- 1980 -- 25 years ago
- The recycled computer printout paper Rock Island County officials bought two months ago is causing a rash of problems. The hands of several employees in the data processing and treasurer's offices have been peeling and blistering since just before Christmas, and the paper, they say, is at fault.
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