Day in history for November 24, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Deputy Sheriff Herkert discovered and frustrated an attempt of five persons to break out of Rock Island County Jail.

1900 -- 100 years ago
The Deere and Mansur Company, Moline, will erect a $60,000 addition to its present plant.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Eugene Youngert, Rock Island High School principal, was injured when his automobile was involved in a collision.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Joe and Jim Haviland, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip L. Haviland, 838 21st St., Rock Island, will appear this afternoon and tonight with Roy Rogers and Dale Evans at the Davenport Masonic Temple after having won a talent contest. The young dancers were chosen the best of six finalist1975 -- 25 years ago: Mrs. Mamie Eisenhower has dropped in again on her friends at The Circus Shop in Geneseo. The widow of former President Dwight D. Eisenhower and her four-car caravan visited the store for lunch, the fourth time in recent years. Dan Warner, manager of the novelty store-lunch counter-gas station at Interstate 80-Illinois 82 interchange, said Mrs. Eisenhower ``is a real nice lady, very down to earth.'' Her lunch, he said, is always the same - a hot dog and a chocolate shake.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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