Day in history for January 21, 2005
- 1855 -- 150 years ago
- Readers are asked to petition the postmaster general to discontinue dropping off mail for Rock Island at Moline. Since the stagecoaches from Galena and Dixon run to Rock Island, there is no reason why Rock Island mail should be unloaded at Moline and be transferred to local hacks.
- 1880 -- 125 years ago
- Montgonery Meigs was elected president of the Rock Island Athletic Club.
- 1905 -- 100 years ago
- A YMCA orchestra was formally organized last night.
- 1930 -- 75 years ago
- Earl C. Dean announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for alderman of the Second Ward.
- 1955 -- 50 years ago
- Henry H. Kuehl, 90, of 1424 12th St., Moline, well-known retired insurance agent, real estate dealer, notary public and rental agent, who planted Moline's original elm tree at the above address, died today in his home after a brief illness. It is reported 7,000 elm trees have come from the Kuehl tree.
- 1980 -- 25 years ago
- It's hard to know the feeling of a Super Bowl champion. But at age 10, Jeff Skillett of Silvis has come as close as you can without being on the victorious team. Before a national television audience Sunday, Skillett won his age division of Ford's Punt, Pass and Kick contest in the Rose Bowl at Pasadena, Calif.
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