Day in history for December 24, 2001

1851 -- 150 years ago
John B. Jervis was elected president of the Chicago and Rock Island Railroad.

1876 -- 125 years ago
Unusual preparations are being made for music at Trinity Church Christmas eve.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Persons who subscribed to the fund for a new Rock Island theater drew places in the seat reservation line for the opening performance.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Henry Gelsow of Hanover, rookie catcher, has been signed for the Rock Island baseball club.

1951 -- 50 years ago
The ham radio station W9BUH became a vital link between the Quad-Cities and the coal mine disaster scene at West Frankfort, Ill., over the weekend. The station, operated by G.R. Ulman, Rock Island, relayed messages to Quad-Citians that fathers, brothers and friends had escaped harm in the catastrophe. More than a hundred persons were killed in the tragedy.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Christine G.M. Wolfframm, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bodo M. Wolfframm, Moline, will be commissioned a second lieutenant at ceremonies at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. Miss Wolfframm, 21, served this fall as the first woman battalion commander of the Army Reserve Officer's Training Corps on campus. She is the recipient of three Superior Cadet Awards and is a Distinguised Military Graduate. She will also be receiving a bachelor's degree in political science.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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