Day in history for November 28, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Sheriff J.A. Boynton of Warren County has posted a $25 reward for the arrest of a horse thief who escaped the county jail at Monmouth.

1900 -- 100 years ago
President F.W. Bahnson of the Rock Island Club gave a dinner party in honor of the organization's board of directors.

1925 -- 75 years ago
The Argus Santa Claus began its 16th campaign for Rock Island children.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Members of the Davenport city council, at a special session yesterday afternoon, approved an ordinance granting the Iowa-Illinois Gas And Electric Co. permission to suspend a natural-gas pipeline under the Iowa-Illinois Memorial Bridge from Moline to Bettendorf. The line will link the gas-distributing systems on the Illinois and Iowa sides of the Mississippi River.

1975 -- 25 years ago
The Hammond-Henry District Hospital, Geneseo, which at one time was a private residence and a school, today marks its 75th year of serving the community. The original building was erected in 1876, at a cost of $20,000 as the residence of Maj. James M. Allen. In 1883 it became part of the Northwestern Normal School. The building then sat empty for 10 years until John C. Hammond at the age of 19 came to Geneseo. He bought the vacant building in 1901 and donated it, along with $1,000 to the city for use as a hospital.

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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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