Day in history for December 22, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- William R. Kingsley, chief engineer, and Walter Kent, one of the contractors, of the Warsaw And Rockford railroad are in town. Work on the railroad is progressing slowly, owing to the tightness of the money market.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- A Sabbath school has been organized at the Bowlesburg Universal Church. Samuel Bowles is the managing superintendent.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- The Associated Charities has been reorganized by 100 citizens. E.B. McKown was elected president. Miss Dina Ramser is chairman of the relief committee.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- One hundred singers will visit shut-ins to cheer them with Christmas music.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- Mrs. Annabelle Duncan, 49, of 1810 1st St., Rock Island, was killed yesterday noon when she was crushed against a tombstone by her auto, which started to roll down an incline in Riverside Cemetery, Moline.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- Fog, drizzle and visibility of less than a quarter-mile shut down the Quad-City Airport Friday evening, stranding holiday travelers in the Midwest. Planes were being rerouted to alternate airports and travelers were being bused or lodged in hotels overnight after warm, moist air created a fog pattern over much of the area.
Back: Available days in December 2004