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.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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