Day in history for January 13, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The Minnesota Belle arrived at our levee from St. Paul yesterday and lay over last night before passing down. A steamboat in mid-winter is remarkable. The Minnesota Belle may be frozen in before it reaches St. Louis.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Mine owners at Hampton and Rapids City are preparing to hire men from Kansas City to take the place of strikers.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Stockholders of the Carnival City Packet Company elected Captain W.A. Blair, Davenport, president.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Oliver P. Olson, former assistant postmaster in Rock Island, died at 77.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Rock Island police today are seeking the owner of a fur coat, ''retrieved'' Wednesday afternoon by a dog. Howard P. ''Cub'' Buck, 1100 25th St., Rock Island, told police late Wednesday afternoon that his dog returned home with the coat. The coat has been turned over to the police department. So far no one has claimed the garment.

1980 -- 25 years ago
An aging population and growing acceptance of nontraditional lifestyles has set the Quad-Cities ''on the verge of a condo explosion,'' local developers say. In the past year, building of condominiums in the area has quadrupled, and more than 100 area families became condo owners.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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