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: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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