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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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