Day in history for February 9, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The Argus objects to the abuse being meted out to Joseph Knox, William Frizzell, Lewis M. Webber and Lemuel Andrews because they went to the Legislature to ask for a ferry franchise.

1880 -- 125 years ago
A Republican convention nominated R.A. Donaldson for county clerk. For president, the delegates uniformly favored Blaine, 49; Grant, 24; Washburne, 24; Sherman, 8; no choice, 3.

1905 -- 100 years ago
A group which met in the office of W.C. Maucker adopted a resolution against granting a permit to any new street car company to cross Rock Island Arsenal and Rock Island bridges.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Carbon monoxide fumes from his automobile in the garage caused the death of George C. Murdoch, 68, head of a paint and wallpaper business in Davenport.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Davenport Mayor Walt Beuse claims he has had some odd requests during his tenure as city head, but a request by Garry Moore, moderator for the ''I've Got a Secret'' television show, for 20 Mississippi mud pies, ''takes the cake.''

1980 -- 25 years ago
A hardware store and warehouse were destroyed by fire Saturday, and power was temporarily cut off to more than half the Kewanee residents. The fire began in the Farm and Home Store shortly after 2 p.m.

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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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