Day in history for September 12, 2005
- 1855 -- 150 years ago
- Two German Methodist clergymen were holding German language services in the basement of the old church on Union Square.
- 1880 -- 125 years ago
- The Argus announced that Charles W. O'Neil of Osborn, Curtis And O'Neil, struck a bonanza in Colorado, where he has been located for some months.
- 1905 -- 100 years ago
- The total enrollment of Rock Island public schools was given as 2,913, an increase of 149 over last year.
- 1930 -- 75 years ago
- Thousands cheered as pilots participating in the National Air Tour coast-to-coast race made a stopover at Cram Field in Davenport.
- 1955 -- 50 years ago
- Police reported 13 tackling dummies missing from Browning Field with 7 of the training devices recovered after a brief search of the bushes around the field. The dummies are rather sizable figures, about 4 feet high, weighing 50 pounds each.
- 1980 -- 25 years ago
- Six seconds after a demolitions expert pushed a plunger, it was over, and all that remained of Moline's 48-year-old Arsenal bridge was a pile of debris in the river and the piers supporting the ends. The new span, an $8.2 million structure, will begin carrying traffic from Moline's 16th Street to the Arsenal next month.
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