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: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




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