Day in history for December 23, 2001
- 1851 -- 150 years ago
- A span of horses attached to a wagon loaded with coal, broke through the ice while crossing the river. Horses, wagon and coal immediately disappeared and were seen no more.
- 1876 -- 125 years ago
- A muchly inebriated individual reeled against two ladies near the post office last evening and then fell to the ground.
- 1901 -- 100 years ago
- Agent Swift, of the Adams Express Company, received a fine draft horse for use on one of the delivery wagons.
- 1926 -- 75 years ago
- The Argus Santa Claus prepared to deliver his great load of gifts to Rock Island youngsters.
- 1951 -- 50 years ago
- It may be that Santa Claus used to have trouble telling Sandra Sue Leland from Linda Lee Leland, they being nearly identical twins. But not this year, because now Linda Lee has a bandage on her forehead and lacks one tooth in front; she had a little accident recently, fell off the kitchen stool. The girls will be 3 years old Jan. 5, and are daughters of Mr. and Mrs. John P. Leland, Moline.
- 1976 -- 25 years ago
- The Rock Island County Board appropriated nearly $800,000 to pay for three road improvement projects. The board also added three projects, to cost nearly a half million dollars, to the 1977 road improvement program. The federal government, through the Federal Aid Secondary Program, will pay a portion of the costs.
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