Day in history for December 28, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The A.R. Presbyterian Festival at the Seminary Wednesday evening was well attended.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Today was one of the coldest days of the year as the thermometer registered a temperature of seven degrees below zero.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Frederick Weyerhaeuser, wishing Augustana College a prosperous new year, sent a check for $10,000 as a gift for the support of the institution.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Many Rock Island County teachers will attend the annual convention of the Illinois State Teacher's Assn. to open Monday in Springfield, with Justin A. Washburn, president of the association and Rock Island County Superintendent of Schools, presiding.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Two of five planning stages have been completed, and architects are working on two more for Rock Island's new Federal Building and Post Office. The building will face 19th Street, but will have entrances also on 2nd and 3rd avenues

1980 -- 25 years ago
Minerva Jacobson keeps her secret well-guarded. She won't tell strangers the recipe for the Swedish rusks she's made in her bakery in Galva for more than 50 years. Jacobson's Home Bakery has gained a low-key, but widespread, reputation because of the rusks.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rock Island Paper Mill is now operating. It is an establishment which our people ought to encourage by saving all rags for the mill, where you can get cash and the highest prices for them.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.






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