Day in history for December 6, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The population of Rock Island is how many thousand? We are utterly astonished upon receipt of the information that the number of pupils furnished by this population to fill our seminary or academy is the insignificant one of but 22.

1880 -- 125 years ago
The monthly meeting of the local branch of the Irish Land League was held yesterday afternoon at Norris Hall. Dan Daly, chairman of the executive committee, made a report and several new members were received.

1905 -- 100 years ago
W.P. Eichelsdoerfer returned today from a hunting trip in the course of which he went by mule team from Chamberlain, S.D., to the Bad Lands.

1930 -- 75 years ago
The central depot of The Argus Emergency Relief Committee received wide cooperation as it opened today at 425 17th St., Rock Island. The fund now totals nearly $8,000.

1955 -- 50 years ago
The Milan Village Board last night authorized overtures toward bringing back the Memri Drive-In Theater back inside the village limits.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Commonwealth Edison Co. once again is asking for approval to ship spent nuclear fuel from its Dresden Power Station in Morris to the Quad-Cities Nuclear Generating Station in Cordova.

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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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