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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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