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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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