Day in history for December 2, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
We are under obligations to the Hon. John Wentworth for a large, beautifully printed volume containing the full reports of the explorations of all the different railroad routes to the Pacific.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Mrs. W.H. Truesdale and daughter, with Miss Jessie Topping of Terre Haute, Ind., are here on a visit with Dr. Truesdale and family.

1905 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island Elks Club will unite with the Moline Elks tomorrow and memorial exercises for departed members will be held at Christ Episcopal Church, Moline, where M.J. Dougherty of Galesburg will be the speaker.

1930 -- 75 years ago
An outline of activities for the coming months was given by Harold L. Davis, new general secretary of the Rock Island YMCA last night in his first formal meeting with the directors of the association.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Information about the proposed annexation of Milan to Rock Island will be studied and reported by a fact finding group known as the Milan-Rock Island Merger Study Committee.

1980 -- 25 years ago
A storm packing winds of between 20 and 30 mph dumped 1.6 inches of snow on the Quad-Cities overnight, triggering a rash of traffic jams and minor accidents.

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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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