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: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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