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: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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