Day in history for December 21, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Just call at Porter's and see the real Santa Claus descending from the chimney.

1877 -- 125 years ago
The action of the county board in forcing each township to care for its own poor people is being widely discussed and criticized.

1902 -- 100 years ago
``A Hoosier Daisy'' is the play now being staged at the Illinois Theater.

1927 -- 75 years ago
At a regional meeting in Stronghurst with officials of western Illinois, Governor Len Small assured Rock Island County that state routes there will be paved at an early date.

1952 -- 50 years ago
The Quad-Cities will have one representative in ``Holiday on Ice'' when it comes to the Rock Island Armory for an 8-day stand under auspices of the Rock Island Optimist Club. He is Wayne Thompson, vocalist and master of ceremonies, who was born in Moline. This is Thompson's third year with the ice show.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Glenna and Burton Liedtke, East Moline, will get at least one Christmas wish this year. The Liedtkes, both 55, were released from Lutheran Hospital in time to spend the holiday at home. Mrs. Liedtke had been in the hospital for five weeks recovering from a diabetes-related illness, and her husband was admitted two weeks ago for treatment of a broken hip. The Liedtkes are planning a small family Christmas celebration, just the two of them and their 23-year-old son, David.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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