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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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