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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.

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