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: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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