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: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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