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: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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