Day in history for January 5, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The Argus has moved to Charles Buford's new 4-story brick building at the corner of Eagle and Illinois streets. (In 1955, the site of the Cleaveland building.)

1880 -- 125 years ago
Some Knights Templars of Davenport made New Year's Day calls in a log cabin set on top of a band wagon.

1905 -- 100 years ago
''Mother'' Jones, known for her activities on behalf of working men, will lecture at the Rock Island YMCA Jan. 12.

1930 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island Board of Education voted to issue $280,000 in bonds to cover the cost of the Rock Island Public Schools stadium and part of the outlay for the new Denkmann School.

1955 -- 50 years ago
A new rolling mill which will produce aluminum sheet for America's newest look in buildings will be installed at Aluminum Company of America's Davenport Works at a cost of more than $5 million, it was announced today.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Moline High School Class of 1959 used $350 left over from their reunion fund to buy a new ''M'' for the school entryway. The old ''M'' had been there since 1959, when their class became the first group of graduates from the school. The current student congress at the school contributed to the purchase and a plaque commemorating the donors should be up soon.

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1864 — 150 years ago: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




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