Day in history for December 26, 2005
- 1855 -- 150 years ago
- We trust that every person who feels an interest in encouraging home inventors and manufacturers will call at Mr. Graham's stove store and examine the Rock Island Coal Stove.
- 1880 -- 125 years ago
- The Rev. Father Mackin of St. Joseph's Church purchased the residence now occupied by Dr. French and will fit it up as a school for girls.
- 1905 -- 100 years ago
- Collins Bros., building contractors of Rock Island, were awarded a contract for the construction of 130 buildings on a new branch of the Rock Island Railroad in Arkansas.
- 1930 -- 75 years ago
- Laying of the corner stone of the new $50,000 United Presbyterian Church, 16th Street and 8th Avenue, Moline, will be held Thursday afternoon, Jan. 1.
- 1955 -- 50 years ago
- William Miller's perennial Christmas town thrilled judges as it has thrilled others, and the display at 4027 11th St., Rock Island, was awarded first place in the over-$50 class in the annual Junior Chamber of Commerce Home Lighting Contest
- 1980 -- 25 years ago
- For 20 years the truck served Moline well. Now, as a reward for good service, the old Seagrave fire engine is being turned over to a rural fire department, where it will spend its twilight years in semi-retirement.
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