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 mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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