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: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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