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: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.

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