Day in history for January 26, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
People are now crossing the Mississippi River on the ice for the first time this winter, which has been remarkably mild.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Superintendent Cramer of the city water works has returned from the East, where he looked into the merits of the Holly system of steam heating.

1905 -- 100 years ago
William Jahns, 21, well-known as a basketball player, died today of typhoid pneumonia. He was prominent in Company A, National Guard.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Ruth M. Killian and Paul Purcell, both 12 years old, were killed in Davenport when the sled on which they were coasting collided with an automobile.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Moline Police started an investigation into a teen-age drinking ring today after a 13-year-old pupil arrived at John Deere Junior High School this morning in a drunken condition. The boy and a 15-year-old companion were taken to the police station by Arthur W. Wood, principal of the school.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Ten feeder pigs being raised as a Future Farmers of America project were destroyed early this morning in a fire on a rural Hillsdale farm located 1 1/2 miles north of Illinois 2 and 92. Fire destroyed a barn on the farm at 27315 Route 2 North, occupied by the Russell Miller family.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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