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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