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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