Day in history for December 12, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
Attention is requested to the notice of a meeting of the school directors of this township at Mr. Swander's office tomorrow evening. It is important that every man should be on hand.

1880 -- 125 years ago
It was ascertained that the charter of the Milan bridges does not expire until May 27, 1882, instead of Feb. 1, 1881.

1905 -- 100 years ago
The City Council voted last night to advertise for bids for a new truck and fire alarm system.

1930 -- 75 years ago
South Rock Island wants revision of present ward boundaries to equalize the wards with reference to population and area.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Two Illinois highway patrolmen from Moline and Andalusia are to receive the outstanding achievement award for 1954 during a meeting tonight in Springfield of the State Police Benevolent Assn. They are Maurice DeMaught, Moline, and John Erhart, Andalusia.

1980 -- 25 years ago
A Moline architect is leading the fight to salvage an ''architectural gem'' at Rock Island's closed Lincoln School before the building is auctioned or demolished. Tevis C. Freeman wants an ornate, stone-and-ironwork arch entryway saved for possible display on Rock Island's Great River Plaza mall.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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