Day in history for December 12, 2001
- 1851 -- 150 years ago
- R. Wilkison was re-elected Rock Island city clerk and B.J. Cobb city marshal for the ensuing year.
- 1876 -- 125 years ago
- Anawalt, Denkmann and Company's sawmill, destroyed by fire in August, has been rebuilt.
- 1901 -- 100 years ago
- Incorporation papers were issued to the Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception of the Order of St. Francis, operators of St. Anthony's Hospital.
- 1926 -- 75 years ago
- Rock Island High School took second place in the boys' Big Nine declamatory contest.
- 1951 -- 50 years ago
- Seems like the Christmas season just doesn't have any effect on some people. Jeff Muley, 408 44th St., told Moline police that a thief stole a string of 15 Christmas lights from his outdoor display. The $3 value of the lights was insignificant in comparison to Mr. Muley's indignation over the character of the thief.
- 1976 -- 25 years ago
- The price of Henry County farmland soared to record levels with the purchase of a 209-acre farm east of Woodhull for an average $3,348 per acre. Maurice DeSutter Jr. of rural Woodhull paid a total of $669,905 for the acreage, formerly owned by the Frances Murphy and Bernadine Welch estate. The weekend sale continues a trend that began three years ago, when farmland prices began spiraling dramatically along with rising crop prices.
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