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: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.

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