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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