Day in history for January 8, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
Knox and Andrews are trying again for a ferry charter while Webber and Frizzell also are applying to the state legislature. We presume no franchise will be granted for competition with Spencer and Robinson's ferry here unless it is to the city corporation. The Argus favors a city-owned ferry.

1880 -- 125 years ago
John Brown was accidentally shot by his employer, S.L. Johnson, Reynolds, while they were out hunting. The bullet flattened on the skull of Brown, who is in no serious danger.

1905 -- 100 years ago
John J. Glenn, for 20 years a circuit court judge of this district, died in his Monmouth home at the age of 74.

1930 -- 75 years ago
President Hoover has approved a proposal to build a bridge costing $275,000 connecting Moline and Rock Island Arsenal.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Four hundred more Rock Island public school children are getting a daily hot lunch this term. Serving hot lunches at Longfellow and Denkmann elementary schools began this year. The food is trucked to the schools in special containers that keep the food hot for hours from Central Junior High School's new kitchen.

1980 -- 25 years ago
An American flag was stolen from the flagpole outside First Federal Savings and Loan, 1616 6th Ave., Moline, sometime over the past weekend.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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