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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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