Day in history for December 15, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
On and after Monday next, The Argus will be issued as a morning instead of an evening paper.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Illinois City Lodge No. 769, Masons, elected William H. Kistler, worshipful master; John S. Kistler, senior warden; Thomas J. Beverling, junior warden; and William Drury, secretary.

1905 -- 100 years ago
The Rev. H.B. Hazen accepted a call to the pastorate of the Edgewood Baptist Church. A council composed of pastors and delegates will meet to consider giving this congregation the status of a regular Baptist church.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Harry VanderBossche, 29, of 1896 18th Ave., Moline, was instantly killed yesterday morning when his shotgun accidently discharged while he was hunting rabbits on the banks of the Rock River.

1955 -- 50 years ago
An owl that got itself entangled in a window shutter at the C.T. Parker residence, 2434 12th St., Moline, early last night was freed by police.

1980 -- 25 years ago
The British Broadcasting Company came to Tampico to learn a little about local color. Producer Mike Hogan said he is ''developing a film leading up to the inauguration of Ronald Reagan'' and clips of Tampico will supply background on his early heritage.

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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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