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: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.




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