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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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