Day in history for December 30, 2001

1851 -- 150 years ago
Our friends, Littig And Huber, are making every preparation for a grand affair tomorrow night at the Rock Island City Hall.

1876 -- 125 years ago
Sneak thieves have a particular grudge against Dr. Davidson, one of our fairest men and best citizens. They have riddled his buggy of its robe and blanket for the fourth time.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The work on the mains to carry the artesian water to Market Square is almost completed and the water will be turned on early this week.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Another big wolf hunt has been planned for the southwest part of Henry County. It will be held on New Year's Day.

1951 -- 50 years ago
One of the hopes of Moline Police Chief Harry Fromme for 1952 is the formation of a traffic accident investigation and prevention bureau to handle the increasing volume of traffic work now spread over the entire department.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Two members of the Quad-City American Sportfliers Club escaped serious injury when their hang gliders crashed at the Illiniwek Forest Preserve at Hampton. James Schadt of Mt. Joy suffered scratches but was not hospitalized when his glider crashed into the upper branches of a tree. A few minutes later, Clarence Machlan of Muscatine incurred minor injuries when he was forced to jump from his glider before it crashed into a hill.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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