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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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