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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