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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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