Day in history for February 23, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
Brigham And Co. has 40 men and 10 horses cutting and hauling ice from the Mississippi to their great warehouse in the lower part of Rock Island.

1880 -- 125 years ago
T.J. Robinson, Frederick Weyerhaeuser and William T. Jackson, all of Rock Island and C.H. Deere and S.W. Wheelock, both of Moline, left today to attend a state Republican committee session. There is not a man among them who favor the nomination of President Grant.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Former Minnesota Governor S.R. VanSant, who is now visiting his old Rock Island home, is a leading contender for the Republican nomination for president.

1930 -- 75 years ago
About half of the city's charitable and youth work organizations will hold their financial campaigns in March. Most of the others plan financial appeals in May.

1955 -- 50 years ago
B.H. Ryan, president of State Bank of East Moline, received Eisenhower Prayer Award, U.S. Treasury Department's highest form of recognition for outstanding volunteer service in promotion and sale of savings bonds.

1980 -- 25 years ago
East Moline city workers are circulating petitions seeking support for existing city-run garbage collection and disposal systems. They oppose private firms taking over the job.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rock Island Paper Mill is now operating. It is an establishment which our people ought to encourage by saving all rags for the mill, where you can get cash and the highest prices for them.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.






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