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.

Back: Available days in January 2005



Local events heading








  Today is Monday, April 21, the 111th day of 2014. There are 254 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






(More History)