Day in history for December 21, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
A little boy wants us to say that the other day, when he was out sleighing on the river, he lost a musical instrument in an oil cloth case. He feels bad about it and asks that the finder leave it at the Western Saloon here.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The Buford Hose Company will give a ball this week.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Frank Fitzpatrick was elected consul of Water Tower Camp No. 3637, Modern Woodmen of America.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Two hundred persons heard Dr. G.A. Andreen, president of Augustana College, present an illustrated lecture of his recent trip to the Holy Land.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Earl H. Beling, Moline engineering consultant, today entered in Circuit Court a civil suit to recover $79,382 from the City of Moline, an amount he claims the municipality owes him in connection with his contractual services for planning improvements in the Moline sewer system.

1981 -- 25 years ago
A group of Augustana students returned recently to their Lutheran roots, the Jenny Lind Chapel in Andover, called the ''mother church'' of the Augustana Lutheran Synod. About 150 students joined members of the Andover Lutheran congregation and other nearby Lutheran churches for a celebration of ''The Joy of Christmas Past and Present.''

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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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