Day in history for January 18, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
C.A. Jeanneret, late of Philadelphia, has opened a new watch, clock and jewelry store on Illinois Street, directly opposite the Graham House.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Sheriff Perkins has arrested five women and two men on charges of creating a disturbance at Happy Hollow. The charges grew out of ill feelings during the strike of coal miners there.

1905 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island Aerie of Eagles was organized at Turner Hall Jan. 12. The lodge expects 200 members at the start.

1930 -- 75 years ago
The temperature today is 20 degrees below zero.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Additions and alterations designed to modernize the processing plant recently have been completed at Peerless Dairy Company, 1323 2nd Ave., Rock Island. The entire renovation program was undertaken for the purpose of raising the standard of sanitation and efficiency of the dairy.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Its premier issue contains two interviews, cartoons, details of Christmas gifts left unders friends' trees, jokes and a list of recent births. It's the ``Neighborhood News,'' written, produced, sketched and delivered by Michelle Mulcahey, 9-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mulcahey, 343 34th Ave., East Moline.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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