Day in history for January 19, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The Rock Island City Council passed an ordinance providing for the official weighing of hay and coal and the measuring of wood sold in Market Square. John L. Bean was appointed city weigher and measurer.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Mrs. Henrietta Jobe, a widow of Lt. W.F. Jobe, has been awarded a government pension. Her husband was a printer at The Argus both before and after the Civil War.

1905 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island Aerie of Eagles was constituted with 140 members. J.H. Free is the first leader of the lodge.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Six hundred members attended a dinner program observing the 25th anniversary of Rock Island Aerie of Eagles.

1955 -- 50 years ago
An ultra-modern 2-story department store building will be erected at the northeast corner of 5th Avenue and 17th Street, Moline. The J.C. Penney Co. has signed a long-term lease for the 2-story structure to be erected on the Josephson property and will close its present store on 15th St. when the new building is ready for occupancy.

1980 -- 25 years ago
A Rock Island woman has been chosen to serve on the Peoria regional committee for the 1980 White House Conference on Children. Marian McCart will represent the PTA at the monthly meetings of the committee.

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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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