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: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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