Day in history for January 25, 2005
- 1855 -- 150 years ago
- The story is going the rounds of newspapers that Congress has authorized the sale of the island of Rock Island. What happened is that Congress merely voted to allow David B. Sears to buy 35 1/2 acres of which he has made valuable improvements.
- 1880 -- 125 years ago
- The Taylor House was filled to capacity last night. Travelers had to be turned away.
- 1905 -- 100 years ago
- Socialist rioters in St. Petersburg, Russia, marched on the palace and were shot down without mercy by Cossacks.
- 1930 -- 75 years ago
- Production of Farmall tractors will be increased from 200 to 230 daily. Employment at the plant will rise to 3,700.
- 1955 -- 50 years ago
- The condition of a 14 1/2-month-old East Moline girl was described as ''good'' in St. Anthony's Hospital, Rock Island, after a safety pin she had swallowed was removed from her left lung in a surgical operation last night. The safety pin measured about 1 inch.
- 1980 -- 25 years ago
- Footprints in the snow led to arrests of four people in breaking and entering cases in Moline early today. A pair of Rock Island men hiding in the Plantation Restaurant, 3521 7th St., and two Moline men walking from the Salvation Army Citadel, 520 12th St., were taken into custody.
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