Day in history for December 22, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Roswell P. Dart has purchased the interest of George Hakes in the paper mill at Milan and becomes joint owner of the property with J.S. Drake of The Argus.

1900 -- 100 years ago
M.A. Loeb, Walter A. Rosenfield and W.A. Sweeney are planning a special entertainment for members of the Rock Island Club.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Three Rock Island men confessed they robbed the Zimel Fruit Company and then set the building afire, causing damage of $22,000.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Neighbors, firemen and police combined last night to prevent a possible explosion of a faulty oil burner in a residence occupied by a 71-year-old man who was sound asleep. Saved from a possible explosion was Ralph A. Temple, 1830 33rd St., Rock Island, who was aroused only after determined pounding on his bedroom windows and shining of a powerful spotlight on his face.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Though it's paint is peeling and honey bees haunt it's summit The Missile still stands in tribute to the beliefs of it's builder, Keith Southwick. The now graffiti-scarred monument will continue to guard the Rock River from it's site on a tall wooded bluff eight miles northwest of Geneseo. The missle reaches 45 feet into the sky, and tapers from 10 feet in diameter at the base to 18 inches at the top.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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