Day in history for December 30, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
A.H. Kent, of the People's Market, opposite the City Hotel, intends opening his market on Monday evening next.

1880 -- 125 years ago
The Rev. A.B. Allen, rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, Rock Island, officiated last night in the residence of Mrs. J. Deere Chapman, at the marriage of her daughter, Miss Floy Mabel, to Schiller Hosford of Clinton, Iowa.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Mrs. Charles McHugh of the Harper House entertained the members of the Fort Armstrong Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, at the Harper House yesterday afternoon.

1930 -- 75 years ago
With the receipt of $202 today, The Argus Emergency Relief Fund approached the $18,000 mark. Ultimately it is hoped that $20,000 will be raised to help jobless workers and their families through the winter.

1955 -- 50 years ago
The cover for the January issue of the Illinois Junior Historian, a publication sponsored by the Illinois State Historical Society and written and illustrated by young Illinoisians, was drawn by Joe Reading, ninth grader at Franklin Junior High School.

1980 -- 25 years ago
A caboose parked under the wooden bridge spanning the bankrupt Rock Island Lines Silvis Yards was destroyed by fire Monday.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Recruits can get $500 by enlisting now. Lt Jobe has a recruiting office on Illinois Street.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Superintendent Schnitger formally inaugurated the Rock Island and Davenport Railway Line of the Holmes system by putting on four cars to start.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Wires of the defunct Union Electric Co. are being removed by city electricians.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The Bishop Hill softball team won the championship in WHB"S Mississippi Valley tournament at Douglas Park.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A boom in apartment construction has hit Rock Island, with approximately 300 units either in or near the construction stage or due for an early rezoning decision.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Members of the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission are hoping to revive their push for a new $70 million four-lane bridge spanning the Mississippi River.

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