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: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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