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: 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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