Day in history for February 2, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
Eight farmers, driving eight teams, broke a road through the huge snowdrifts to bring 60 hogs 20 miles to Rock Island for slaughter by Ainsworth And Lynde. The owner of the hogs was Daniel Wheaton, Esq., of Edgington.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Dr. Calvin Truesdale of Rock Island will lecture on ''Hygiene'' under the auspices of the Rock Island Association for Home Study.

1905 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island Bar Association met today and adopted rules regarding practice in the circuit court.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Thousands of shoppers visited the Eagle Kash and Karry grocery and meat market during its formal opening at 1818 3rd Ave., Rock Island.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Two new bottles for Coca-Cola, family and king size, are being introduced in a limited number of markets including Boston and Columbus, Ohio, according to an announcement by Harry Avery, vice president of Quad-Cities Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Avery said there is a possibility both new bottles will be put on the market later in a few additional middle-west cities.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Sally Goodwin, Moline, nationally known harpist, will be the special guest at the worship service and adult Sunday school class in the First Congregational Church, Geneseo.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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