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: The Rock River Illinois conference of the Methodist Church will hold its annual sessions this week in this city. About 200 ministers are expected to attend.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Brush electric company had prepared a new schedule of rates to become effective Oct. 1, with slightly increased rates to consumers.
1914 — 100 years ago: The Rock Island Aerie of Eagles made plans for the laying of the cornerstone of a new $50,000 Eagles Home. W.C. Maucker is to be master of ceremonies.
1939 — 75 years ago: Col. Charles A. Lindbergh spoke on "America and Foreign War" in a neutrality debate over nation wide radio hook-up.
1964 — 50 years ago: Two awards of the National Safety council were presented to the city of Rock Island today at noon at a meeting held in the YWCA.
1989 — 25 years ago: The final tallies are not yet in for the summer 1989 Quad-Cities tourism season, but officials are expecting the number of visitors to the area to be at least as good as, if not better than, 1988.






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