Day in history for February 1, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
``Hard times, hard times'' is the universal cry. Wherever you go there is the same complaint. Business is at a standstill, or almost so, because everybody, like Micawber, is just ``waiting for something to turn up.''

1880 -- 125 years ago
Anchor ice in Rock River caused the mills at Milan to close last night.

1905 -- 100 years ago
W.C. Brown, formerly of Rock Island, has been appointed vice president in charge of the operation of all Harriman-Vanderbilt railroads west of Buffalo, N.Y.

1930 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island High School basketball team remained in the championship race by defeating Moline High last night 30 to 19.

1955 -- 50 years ago
An old log cabin, which has been a historic landmark in Scott County for more than a hundred years, has been razed. The cabin was constructed by LeRoy Dodge, the great grandfather of Wayne Cook, Scott County attorney, in about 1835, and was razed by the Dewey Portland Cement Co., when maintenance on the 15-room structure became too expensive.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Thomas C. Lundeen, a Moline architect, has been selected as a new director of the Moline Foundation. Lundeen, 2612 32nd St., will succeed Alan M. Hallene, whose term on the foundation has expired.

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1864 — 150 years ago: The Rock River Illinois conference of the Methodist Church will hold its annual sessions this week in this city. About 200 ministers are expected to attend.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Brush electric company had prepared a new schedule of rates to become effective Oct. 1, with slightly increased rates to consumers.
1914 — 100 years ago: The Rock Island Aerie of Eagles made plans for the laying of the cornerstone of a new $50,000 Eagles Home. W.C. Maucker is to be master of ceremonies.
1939 — 75 years ago: Col. Charles A. Lindbergh spoke on "America and Foreign War" in a neutrality debate over nation wide radio hook-up.
1964 — 50 years ago: Two awards of the National Safety council were presented to the city of Rock Island today at noon at a meeting held in the YWCA.
1989 — 25 years ago: The final tallies are not yet in for the summer 1989 Quad-Cities tourism season, but officials are expecting the number of visitors to the area to be at least as good as, if not better than, 1988.






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