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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1864 -- 150 years ago: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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