Day in history for January 14, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The application of the Webber-Andrews syndicate for a ferry charter in opposition to the Spencer And Robinson ferry here has passed the state senate. If anybody should have a second ferry at this point, it should be the city.

1880 -- 125 years ago
J.S. Gilmore, Rock Island packer, began killing hogs yesterday. The number slaughtered the first day was 164.

1905 -- 100 years ago
M.L. Henderson was re-elected president of the Rock Island-Davenport Ferry Company.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Mrs. Emma Lowry Casteel, widow of Herbert E. Casteel, president of a Rock Island bank, died.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Ten foxes were bagged by the 125 hunters who took part in the first fox hunt of the season staged by the Galva Sportsmen's Club. The hunt started from Lake Calhoun and covered the territory surrounding the lake. The next lake hunt will be Jan. 23 at Lake Calhoun.

1980 -- 25 years ago
A newly remodeled and enlarged Jewel Food Store at 4143 3rd St., East Moline, opened this week displaying expanded departments including one of the most complete selections of generic grocery items in the Quad-Cities. The store's Farm Stand produce market was relocated and enlarged with more than 120 feet of refrigerated and non-refrigerated racks.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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