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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