Day in history for December 3, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
A meeting of the citizens of Rock Island will be held in the courthouse in relation to the R.I. And Peoria Railroad and the Warsaw And Rockford Railroad.

1880 -- 125 years ago
J.L. Adams was elected as the noble grand of Ucal Lodge No. 608, Odd Fellows.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Irving Thompkins of Buffalo Prairie died of pneumonia. He was 38 years old and is survived by the widow and three children.

1930 -- 75 years ago
It was announced in Washington that a supplementary appropriation of several million dollars for nine-foot channel work and a Rock Island dam were to be asked by the War Department. A $6,500,000 dam at Rock Island was announced as one of the first major steps in the proposed channel program.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Plans for further expansion of the Quad-City Airport during the next four years at an estimated cost of more than $4 million were announced by the Board of Commissioners of the Metropolitan Airport Authority of Rock Island County.

1980 -- 25 years ago
The jury that found former Rock Island chief accountant Margaret Kinion guilty of 63 counts of theft Tuesday first decided she was guilty of the charges, then decided she was sane when she stole the money.

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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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