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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