Day in history for December 11, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
About noon today, Thomas McGrath, a drayman, was badly hurt by a kick on his head from his horse while it was frightened and running away.

1880 -- 125 years ago
The Rev. O.W. Van Osdel was surprised by a number of his friends who came loaded with baskets of things to eat.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Gen. William Crozier, chief of ordnance, U.S.A., departed at noon today for Washington after his annual inspection of Rock Island Arsenal.

1930 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island Canning Factory at 49th Ave. on the banks of the Rock River is being razed. The late Elliott D. Fisher, 4700 12th St., Rock Island, was manager for about 20 years and later Lorin Darling served in that capacity.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Edward P. Denkmann, 88, of 122 4th Ave., Rock Island, son of F.C.A. Denkmann, co-founder of Weyerhaeuser And Denkmann Co., died at 2 yesterday afternoon in Moline Public Hospital after an extended illness.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Officials of the Moline Foundation today presented the Moline Public Library with the largest grant the institution has ever received, a $400,000 gift that will help finance construction of a $1.1 million facility at 3130 41st St., Moline.

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1864 — 150 years ago: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.

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