Day in history for November 27, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
The iron for the new city bridge at Rock River has been shipped from Pennsylvania. Construction will begin soon.

1900 -- 100 years ago
A gasoline launch made by John Rentz, Rock Island, was sold to C.H. Deere, Moline, for $2,500.

1925 -- 75 years ago
A stray bullet struck the door of the G.H. Siemon residence in Rock Island.

1950 -- 50 years ago
A new era in fire fighting has opened for Moline firemen. After years of dousing short-circuited radio sets, they were called to the Robert Nourse residence, 1505 27th St., at 11:15 o'clock last night when a short-circuit developed in a television set. Firemen said the damage was minor.

1975 -- 25 years ago
One questions whether a 1,800 pound rock is exactly what Francis Hajny, East Moline, had in mind when she asked her husband Donald for ``a rock'' for Christmas. But Donald took her literally by finding a large boulder at an excavation site in Horicon, Wisconsin - so the Mrs. will just have to be satisfied with her large rock garden instead of one glittering carat on her finger.

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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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