Day in history for January 6, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The Argus editor visited the plow manufactory of Messrs. Deere And Chapman in Moline. They have erected a three-story building and have total investments of $50,000 in the new business. Every week 150 plows are made and sent away by the 37 hands employed there.

1880 -- 125 years ago
A dance held by the Wide Awake Volunteer Firemen's Company New Year's Eve was largely attended and was a huge success.

1905 -- 100 years ago
D.J. Sears was honored on his retirement as high priest of Rock Island Royal Arch Masons. He served nine terms.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Miss Lucy Madison Corbett, a former resident of Rock Island, died in Rockford. She was a descendant of U.S. President James Madison.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Moline Moose Lodge will build the biggest bonfire of the season as a community project. The organization plans to pick up all the discarded Christmas trees in the city Sunday. Monday night, the trees will be burned in one pile on River Drive.

1980 -- 25 years ago
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency plans to investigate how the dumping of a swimming pool chemical into the Rock River will affect its aquatic population. Police received a report of a man under the Interstate 74 overpass dumping the contents of several barrels into the Rock River.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.






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