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: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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