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: It is said that the ferry company has cleared about $10,000 since the burning of the railroad bridge. Couldn't the company now afford to pay that little bill it owes the city?
1889 -- 125 years ago: The sum of $4 million in cash in addition to supplies of immense value were forwarded to Jamestown, Pa., from all parts of the country for relief of the sufferers from the great flood.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Board of Education secured a site for the New Central Grammar School by purchasing additional property south of Irving School for $3,400.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The total number of workers employed at the Farmall Works of International Harvester Co. has reached a peak of 5,300, the largest payroll in Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Army engineers testified today that the water levels of Lakes Huron and Michigan are at a 104-year low. The condition is causing a multi-million dollar loss to commercial shipping.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Department of Revenue issued certification for a tax-increment- financing district Friday afternoon, opening one more door for developer Jim Massa to proceed through on his way to establishing an automobile raceway.






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