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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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