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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