Day in history for December 27, 2001

1851 -- 150 years ago
Reports of congressional proceedings, markets and general news will be received daily by telegraph.

1876 -- 125 years ago
Many of our wealthy citizens are cutting and packing their own ice this winter.

1901 -- 100 years ago
An audience of 1,400 saw the opening performance in the new Illinois Theater.

1926 -- 75 years ago
The men's section of the M And K Company was sold to the McCabe Dry Goods Company.

1951 -- 50 years ago
The 25,000,000th vehicle to pass over the Rock Island Centennial Bridge since it was opened July 12, 1940, crossed the four-lane span at 11:30 this morning. The driver was Gerald L. Boekholder, 39, of Dubuque, Iowa, who walked across the bridge the day it was officially opened more than eleven years ago. In a brief ceremony in frigid temperatures, Boekholder was presented a combination electric clock and plaque by William E. Downing, bridge superintendent, on behalf of the Rock Island Centennial Bridge Commission.

1976 -- 25 years ago
A new, tougher ordinance regulating massage parlors in Rock Island will more tightly regulate the business than one recently ruled constitutional in East Moline. Besides requiring masseuses and masseuers to have graduated from an accredited massage school, the Rock Island ordinance will ban suggestive advertising.

Back: Available days in December 2001



Local events heading








  Today is Tuesday, Sept, 30, the 273rd day of 2014. There are 92 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




(More History)