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: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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