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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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