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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1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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