Day in history for December 19, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
New officers of Andalusia Lodge 516, A.F And A.M. are: Rinnah Wells, Benjamin Dell, J.H. Britton, John Buffum, A.F. Eckstrom, J.M. Buffum, Joseph Burdick and David Finley.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Rock Island and Moline Jews are planning to erect a synagogue in Rock Island.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Owen B. Wright, principal of Washington Junior High School, was nominated as president of the Rock Island Exchange Club.

1950 -- 50 years ago
The Eagle Super Markets have made arrangements to fly Santa Claus into Rock Island in a helicopter and land in the large lot directly across the street from the firm's 11th Street store at 1 o'clock Thursday afternoon. Children from all communities are invited to attend. Santa will distribute treats to all.

1975 -- 25 years ago
A Moline couple in the coin-operated laundry and dry-cleaning business the last 38 years stacked their final box of detergent and are heading for the open road. The years for Harry and Leona Hallberg include the distinction of opening the first coin-operated laundry in the city and being the first business moved for planned redevelopment of downtown Moline. The Hallbergs handed over ownership papers of their Big Boy Laundromat, ending a series of businesses started shortly after they were married in 1938.

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1864 — 150 years ago: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.

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