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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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