Day in history for January 23, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The Ice Company has had their ice plow at work cutting away the ice around the steamboat John Wilson in order to get her out into deeper water. The company will begin to cut ice for packing very soon.

1880 -- 125 years ago
The Moline Review, special edition of Jan. 10, on tinted paper, is before us. The typography is handsome and the makeup good.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Members of the Moline Club unanimously elected E.E. Morgan president.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Unwarranted rumors of job openings are bringing hundreds of unemployed men to the Tri-Cities in a fruitless search for work.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Four Augustana College students were recovering today in Moline Public Hospital from injuries received in a tobogganing accident in Illiniwek Forest Preserve Saturday night. Two others were hurt less severely.

1980 -- 25 years ago
A Moline family has been swept first-hand into the Iranian hostage crisis after receiving a personal letter Saturday from one of the Americans held in the embassy in Tehran. Ramon and Mary Rangel, 509 18th Ave., received a handwritten, one-page letter from hostage Steven Lauterbach, thanking them for the Christmas card Mrs. Rangel sent to the American embassy in December.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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