Day in history for January 30, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The Misses Putnam have removed their millinery establishment to the room formerly occupied for the mayor's office and city council room over Whitaker And Evert's store.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Judge Smith will return here Feb. 9 to hear the motion for a new trial in the cases of Patrick Ganey and Patrick Grogan.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Andrew Erickson, Rock Island, is suffering at the hospital with a serious case of blood poison. Last week, while at work in Deere And Co. a wood splinter was run into his hand and in a few hours it had caused a large swelling to his arm.

1930 -- 75 years ago
The Byron Troubadours gave a concert in the Illinois Theater as part of the Rock Island YMCA concert series.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Evans, 2200 41st St., Rock Island, returned $1,575 richer after appearing on Herb Shriner's Two for the Money quiz show in New York for the second time Saturday night. The show is seen locally on WHBF-TV.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Officials are warning area residents to beware of anyone claiming to be taking census information. The census, which will be conducted mostly by mail, will not begin until April 1, said Joy Boruff, census coordinator for the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.

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