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: 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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