Day in history for December 19, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
There will be a great turkey shoot on Dec. 24 about a mile-and-a-quarter above Moline on the River Road.

1880 -- 125 years ago
The Rock Island County Board of Supervisors was investigating the accounts of former county treasurers going back for quite a long period.

1905 -- 100 years ago
After a conference with authorities, three saloons that had been closed were reopened and the saloon licenses returned.

1930 -- 75 years ago
A heavily armed bandit staged two holdups in Moline about 11 last night, wounded a porter by accident and escaped with $94 after forcing 15 customers in a soft drink bar to stand with arms upraised.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Expenditures totaling $2,005,500 in the Quad-City region are included in the $127,305,000 Illinois highway construction program for 1956, announced today by Gov. William G. Stratton. Rock Island County is marked for $1,095,500 in state spending for road and bridge construction and land acquisition.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Fifty Rock Island firefighters battled freezing temperatures and high winds for more than six hours overnight before quelling a blaze early today that gutted the Rock Island Labor Temple, 2100 3rd Ave.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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