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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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