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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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