Day in history for December 5, 2005
- 1855 -- 150 years ago
- The meeting at the courthouse last evening was organized by appointing the Hon. John Kistler chairman and Messrs. Wharton and Pershing secretaries. The meeting unanimously adopted a resolution to support the railroads.
- 1880 -- 125 years ago
- The Rev. Dr. McGaw, pastor of the Central Presbyterian Church, preached this morning on ''The End of the Journey.''
- 1905 -- 100 years ago
- Mr. and Mrs. L.S. DuBois of Pasadena, Calif., were guests of the Rev. and Mrs. W.S. Marquis.
- 1930 -- 75 years ago
- Hundreds of boys and girls gathered under overcast skies to welcome Santa Claus to Rock Island and watch his triumphant procession through the loop business district.
- 1955 -- 50 years ago
- A new, lightweight passenger train, designed and built by General Motors at LaGrange, is now being tested and checked on daily runs from the Silvis Yards of the Rock Island Lines. A crew of about 18 to 20 General Motors engineers are making the runs and checking every development of the experimental model.
- 1980 -- 25 years ago
- The finishing touches were being put on Alpha's new supermarket, LeRoy's Jack and Jill, when the first customer, resident Jack Zuidema, walked in about 8 this morning.
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