Day in history for November 26, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
George Wagner, of the brewery between Moline and Rock Island, has been on the alert for some days endeavoring to detect a thief in his establishment. A $50 bill was first missed, next a $10, then a $20, and some others. A carpenter was sent for and an investigation made. Under a false floor the missing money was found in a nest of mice.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Golf caddies at Rock Island Arsenal earned $1,280 during the past season.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Ralph R. Clark, Rock Island, was re-elected president of the Rock Island City Sunday School Association.

1950 -- 50 years ago
One of the greatest thrills that can come to any child made yesterday a red-letter day for 12-year-old Carl Fanth of Davenport, when, despite a heavy cast which swathes his head and body, he boosted astride ``Trigger,'' famed wonder horse of his cowboy hero Roy Rogers. Carl has been in the cumbersome cast a year now, suffering a bone bruise and spinal injury which developed after he was struck by a baseball.

1975 -- 25 years ago
A sick sister, who received a turkey as a present in 1933, eventually led a Tampico farmer and his family into the gobbler business in a big way. Today, Coe Gaulrapp is one of three turkey farmers in the state who not only raise turkeys, but process and sell them. Gaulrapp annually buys 26,000 day-old poults.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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