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: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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