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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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