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: 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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