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: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




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