Day in history for February 25, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
Secretary of War Jefferson Davis objected to the sale of the island of Rock Island and therefore Senator Shields has amended his bill in connection with the granting of right-of-way across the island to the Chicago And Rock Island railroad.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Rolla J. Wood, while walking home with his wife last night, was pounded in the most brutal manner by four men. They broke his nose.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Jesse Maxwell, who established a shoe factory here in 1844, died at 86 in Port Byron, where for many years he was proprietor of the Maxwell House. From 1847 to 1856 he and his family lived in a log cabin on his farm in Zuma Township.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Earl C. Dean, Frank L. Curnyn and Frank McMeekin won primary election contests for aldermanic nominations.

1955 -- 50 years ago
A firm that has made an estimated 1 million keys during its 82 years of existence occupies a small shop in Rock Island. It is known as Charles Fiebig's Sons and is located at 1619 3rd Ave.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Blinding snow whipped across parts of Iowa, southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois today, blocking rural highways with mounting drifts and reducing rush hour travel to a crawl in cities and towns. Quad-Citians struggled through nearly 5 inches of snow.

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1864 — 150 years ago: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




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