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: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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