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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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