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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: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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