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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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