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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