Day in history for December 22, 2001

1851 -- 150 years ago
The audience will draw for 12 prizes at the Saturday theatrical performance of the Robinson family.

1876 -- 125 years ago
The Rock Island Lines will suspend the running of freight trains on Christmas and New Year's days.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Stockholders of the People's Power Company approved a $100,000 plan to expand plant facilities and extend gas mains and power lines.

1926 -- 75 years ago
William McCauley, Charles Boetje, Cal Wulff and Donald Costigan of Rock Island High School were elected to the national athletic scholarship society.

1951 -- 50 years ago
There'll be music in the air when the switch is pulled on the high fidelity public address system installed on the WHBF-TV tower in downtown Rock Island. A program of Christmas carols and appropriate music of the season will continue through the holiday weeks. The equipment is the latest type and adequately designed to provide clear projection over the entire business district.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Nearly 15 miles of new Illinois 5 betweeen Hillsdale and Lyndon was opened to traffic. Construction on the section began in the fall of 1974, and the work was completed at a cost of $43.16 million. This stretch includes a five-mile section that is still under construction from Ill. 2 at Hillsdale to Ill. 92. That section is expected to be opened next spring.

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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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