Day in history for December 22, 2005
- 1855 -- 150 years ago
- We have examined the state of the works at the gas establishment and can inform our citizens that there will probably be little or no improvement in the quantity of gas for five or six days to come. Work upon the improvement or enlargement is continued day and night, and seems to be progressing as fast as can be expected.
- 1880 -- 125 years ago
- Sheriff Josiah L. Perkins resigned his post today.
- 1905 -- 100 years ago
- Fifteen members of the Rock Island High School were presented with ''RI'' emblems at the close of school yesterday afternoon.
- 1930 -- 75 years ago
- The peak of the Christmas mailing rush was reached today at the Rock Island Post Office.
- 1955 -- 50 years ago
- An impressive life-size nativity scene has been erected at the Quad-City Airport through the combined efforts of the employees of the airport and the United Airlines. The set occupies the plaza area facing the terminal building.
- 1980 -- 25 years ago
- Vandals broke windows in 88 cars with pellet or BB guns in Moline this weekend. The vandals focused on two areas, the Heritage Addition south of John Deere Road and in central Moline between 12th and 28th Avenues in the 34th Street vicinity.
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