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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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