Day in history for December 22, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
A lite snow fell during Monday. We hope we shall have enough to make good sleighing during the holidays.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Despite the mud, our streets were full of people, teams and holiday presents today.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The children of Bethany Home will be given a treat Christmas day, when Mr. and Mrs. Charles McHugh, as is their annual custom, will give them a dinner at the Harper House.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Miss Helen Russell, a chief nurse in the United States Navy, has arrived in Moline to spend the Christmas holidays with her sisters, Mrs. Roy Entriken, and Misses Mary and Elizabeth Russell. The first of the year, Miss Russell will leave for San Diego to take charge of the United States naval dispense station.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Residents of Oaklawn Addn., south of Colona Rd., who approved annexation to East Moline during the last year, are getting a Christmas present from the City. Water for the area has been tested and authority to hook on to the city mains has been granted.

1982 -- 25 years ago
The Christmas season means busy days and nights at the Rock Island Post Office, which handles mail for 88 associate offices. During the holiday rush, about 1.4 million cards, letters and packages pass through the mail processing center every day.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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