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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