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: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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