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: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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