Day in history for February 7, 2005
- 1855 -- 150 years ago
- A $5 fine for tying a horse or team to Rock Island's new gas lamp post is provided in an ordinance adopted by the city council.
- 1880 -- 125 years ago
- W.D. Crockett of Coal Valley, breeder of fine race horses, sold his bay mare, Centralia, to a St. Louis man for $2,500 cash.
- 1905 -- 100 years ago
- Bethany Home Protective Association decided that $15,000 would be needed to buy a new large house for the children's home.
- 1930 -- 75 years ago
- Dean Jules G.U. Mauritzson, 61, died of injuries he received last night when he was hit by an automobile on 7th Ave. at 38th St., Rock Island. He had been on the Augustana College faculty 28 years and had been dean since 1921.
- 1955 -- 50 years ago
- A Rock Island man, Hollis J. Mordhorst, topped the list of cash award winners at Rock Island Arsenal with $25. Mordhorst suggested an improvement on the mechanism of a mount tripod for the .30 caliber machine gun.
- 1980 -- 25 years ago
- ''Fly with the eagles and be free. Quad-Cities U.S.A. Lookin' better every day. Quad-Cities, you're the place I want to be.'' That catchy advertising jingle, which uses the Mississippi River, cornfields and the area's visiting eagle population, is part of a $300,000 media campaign to promote the Quad-Cities as a single, unified community.
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