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: 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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