Day in history for December 17, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
A little girl, about 15 months old, whose father died in Milwaukee recently and whose mother is not able to support her is offered as a gift to any good family who will take her and bring her up respectably. For further information call on Mr. Blumback, corner of Rock River and Buffalo.

1880 -- 125 years ago
E.P. Reynolds and his wife and Mrs. Phillips arrived home yesterday from Nebraska.

1905 -- 100 years ago
R.C. Imse, who for the last eight-and-a-half years has been manager of the Rock Island Sash and Door Works, resigned.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Negotiations were completed today, awaiting final action of the stockholders of the two institutions, for the merger of the First National Bank and the Union Saving Bank and Trust Co. of Davenport.

1955 -- 50 years ago
East Moline police were checking a number of leads today in the armed holdup staged at midnight yesterday in the Little Cowbell tavern, 1408 6th St., East Moline.

1980 -- 25 years ago
The Rock Island County chapter of the American Cancer Society has opened a new office in Lutheran Hospital in Moline, where cancer patients may obtain information and equipment to help them and their families with cancer-related problems.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.








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