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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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