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: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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