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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1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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