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: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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