Day in history for January 17, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
A.H. Taylor has purchased and fitted up the daugerrean (tintype photographic) rooms formerly occupied by Mrs. Frost. Gentlemanly and modest, he seeks to make his way solely on the merits of his artistic work.

1880 -- 125 years ago
T.J. Robinson was elected president of the Rock Island National Bank. F.C.A. Denkmann was named president of Rock Island Lumber and Manufacturing Company.

1905 -- 100 years ago
''Mother'' Jones, lecturing at the Rock Island YMCA, recommended socialism as the remedy for the ills of the United States.

1930 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island professional baseball team may have the use of Douglas Park for the next two years without paying rent.

1955 -- 50 years ago
The All-America city flag, emblematic of the national honor bestowed on Rock Island, will be presented to Mayor Carl F. Bauer and the city at 1 p.m. by Atty. Isador I. Katz, co-chairman of the Citizens for Good Government, Inc., sponsors of Rock Island's entry in the All-America city contest.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Students at Willard School, Moline, are celebrating a birthday today, the 80th anniversary of the school's opening. For the youngsters filling the old school's classrooms, it meant a historical briefing and cake baked in the shape of the school.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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