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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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