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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