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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