Day in history for February 27, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
Workmen are now engaged in putting up a new building on the Russell property, opposite the Island City Hotel, for an ice-cream saloon and refreshment house.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Milton Jones, Argus printing foreman, is out of danger. He has been critically ill.

1905 -- 100 years ago
The Lockhart-Garmong revival meetings in Memorial Christian Church are going strong.

1930 -- 75 years ago
The death of four Nebraska youths and one in Los Angeles, as well as new cases of blindness, all caused by the drinking of poisoned bootleg alcohol, has brought new outcries against the prohibition amendment to the constitution.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Augustana College defeated Knox, 6-3, Saturday night in a table-tennis match played in the Knox gymnasium at Galesburg. Singles winners for Augie were Gary McLamarrah, Pete Celms, Kenny Maier and Ron Carlson.

1980 -- 25 years ago
A mention on Johnny Carson's show, a segment on NBC's ''Real People,'' a lifetime suntan salon membership, poster opportunities, T-shirts and a secretarial pool fan club. All these things and more have entered Jodi Stutz's life since the Rock Island woman lost her job at Deere And Co. after she dared to bare her bottom on a photocopy machine.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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