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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