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: The Rock River Illinois conference of the Methodist Church will hold its annual sessions this week in this city. About 200 ministers are expected to attend.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Brush electric company had prepared a new schedule of rates to become effective Oct. 1, with slightly increased rates to consumers.
1914 — 100 years ago: The Rock Island Aerie of Eagles made plans for the laying of the cornerstone of a new $50,000 Eagles Home. W.C. Maucker is to be master of ceremonies.
1939 — 75 years ago: Col. Charles A. Lindbergh spoke on "America and Foreign War" in a neutrality debate over nation wide radio hook-up.
1964 — 50 years ago: Two awards of the National Safety council were presented to the city of Rock Island today at noon at a meeting held in the YWCA.
1989 — 25 years ago: The final tallies are not yet in for the summer 1989 Quad-Cities tourism season, but officials are expecting the number of visitors to the area to be at least as good as, if not better than, 1988.






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