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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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