Day in history for December 24, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- The Christmas religious rites will be celebrated at the new Catholic Church although the building is not completely finished.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- Judge Burwell's dog, Sam, lost since the hunting season began, returned home to the great delight of his master.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- The first issue of American Home Journal, published here by the American Home Publishing Company, has appeared.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- Argus Santa Claus and helpers spread Christmas cheer through distribution of more than five hundred gift packages.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- A bus at the Rock Island-Moline City Lines garage, 3448 5th Ave., Rock Island, rolled much to the discomfort of Elmer Dietz, Cambridge, a night maintenance man at the garage. The errant bus, rolling about three feet down a slight incline, pinned Dietz against another bus and held him prisoner for almost nine hours. Dietz, freed by Fred Hesser who found the Cambridge man still conscious at 6:52 a.m., is reported in good condition at St. Anthony's Hospital.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- Three Moline fire trucks, three police squad cars and a command vehicle arrived at the scene of a fender bender accident after a Chicago man, involved in the accident, triggered a nearby fire alarm to summon authorities. Ernest E. Doty, 26, Chicago, was arrested at the scene and charged with disorderly conduct.
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