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Day in history for December 21, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The night express from Chicago to Rock Island ran off the track at Sheffield Tuesday morning through the carelessness of the switch tender, and did not arrive here until 3 p.m. No injury was done beyond the detention of the passengers and mails.

1880 -- 125 years ago
The Board of Supervisors passed a resolution that hereafter no excess of clerk hire will be allowed in any county office.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Tomorrow night the attraction at the Illinois Theater will be ''The Maid and the Mummy.''

1930 -- 75 years ago
Numerous modifications in plans for the locks and dam at the foot of the Rock Island rapids, some of them sweeping in proportion, were urged at a public hearing conducted by the Federal Board of Rivers and Harbors in the Rock Island County Court House this morning.

1955 -- 50 years ago
The Quad-City Marine Corps Reserve collected 13,941 toys as of this morning for its 1955 Toys for Tots campaign.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Ralph and Edith Watkins can remember when the whole area from Bettendorf ''on up'' the Mississippi River to Princeton was a succession of onion fields. Today Watkins, who has grown onions for 62 years, is one of only three onion growers left.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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