Day in history for November 10, 2001

1851 -- 150 years ago
Rock Island has six hotels but needs a superior one. Hotel keepers should always provide for their guests and should bring a candle to each room without waiting to be asked for one.

1876 -- 125 years ago
Weyerhaeuser and Denkmann are doing a big business, having shipped 3,000,000 feet of lumber in October.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The cornerstone of the new Harms Hotel was laid with mortar mixed with champagne.

1926 -- 75 years ago
A National Air Transport 3-motored monoplane landed at the Quad-City Airport on the first leg of an experimental tour over the air mail route between Chicago and Dallas.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Edgar Donlin, custodian at Hawthorne School, Rock Island, for 26 years, was honored at an assembly meeting and was presented an easy chair by Mrs. Freida Grommett, who has served the longest term of any teacher in the school. Mr. Donlin is transferring to the Eugene Field School.

1976 -- 25 years ago
A consultant to study the feasibility of a new Mississippi River bridge between Rock Island and Davenport may be named by the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission in December. The study has been discussed for several years but little progress was made until last summer, when U.S. Rep. Tom Railsback, R-Moline, told local officials there was no hope of getting federal funds for the bridge until detailed proposals were available.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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