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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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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