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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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