Day in history for December 27, 2005
- 1855 -- 150 years ago
- There is plenty of gas now, but of such a base quality as to drive people from the houses where it is used. It has already been shut off from some hotels, stores and private houses, and candles substituted.
- 1880 -- 125 years ago
- W.G. Morris and J.F. Angrum announced themselves as candidates for sheriff.
- 1905 -- 100 years ago
- James M. Buford, president of the Rock Island Savings Bank, died at 11:30 this morning at his home. He was born in Versailles, Ky., in 1832, a son of the late John Buford, who moved with his family to what was then the village of Stephenson, the present Rock Island.
- 1930 -- 75 years ago
- Mayor Chester Thompson of Rock Island today announced he will be a candidate for a third consecutive term.
- 1955 -- 50 years ago
- On Christmas Eve, a life-size portrait of herself was given by Mrs. Charles F. Carpentier, 256 16th Ave., East Moline, to her husband, the Illinois Secretary of State. The oil was done by Ladd Yuhash, Rock Island, and is 35 x 48 inches.
- 1980 -- 25 years ago
- Phillip Nelson, pastor of Faith Lutheran Church, Moline, is leaving after 11 years there to become pastor of Messiah Lutheran Church in Wauconda, northwest of Chicago.
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