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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