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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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