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 are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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