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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.

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