Day in history for February 10, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
A little girl was run over by a team and sled in the First Ward as she was returning from school.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Members of the Fourth Ward Hose Company volunteer firemen went to Davenport and put on a surprise party for T.F. Aurochs.

1905 -- 100 years ago
In a recount of the votes of the 33rd senatorial district, George W. McCaskrin lost 1,061 votes in Rock Island and his opponent, George A. Cooke, lost 45. As McCaskrin's majority in the district was 900, the recount is enough to unseat him if the committee's decision is upheld in the lower house of the Illinois legislature.

1930 -- 75 years ago
A Rock Island woman, 19 years old, went blind, and 11 persons who were with her at a drinking party are being held for investigation. Poisoned bootleg alcohol is suspected as the cause of the woman's sudden blindness.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Dr. William H. Otis of Moline has purchased Homewood Farm, on Coaltown Road, from the estate of the late Katherine Deere Butterworth for an estimated $95,000. The farm totals more than 240 acres.

1980 -- 25 years ago
It's called popinjay. Players shoot a blunted arrow at a tiny 'bird' sitting atop a slanted metal dowel rod 65 feet away. Belgian in origin, it's usually played at the Friends Circle Club on 7th Street in Moline.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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