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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.

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