Day in history for November 12, 2001
- 1851 -- 150 years ago
- A gentleman from Chicago is making arrangements to erect a large and spacious hotel in Rock Island.
- 1876 -- 125 years ago
- The Rock Island city council authorized the purchase of a $2,740 hydraulic pump for the use of the waterworks.
- 1901 -- 100 years ago
- The Tri-City Railway Company announced plans for a modern fireproof car house costing $25,000 on 5th Ave., Rock Island.
- 1926 -- 75 years ago
- Rock Island celebrated the eighth anniversary of the armistice that ended the First World War.
- 1951 -- 50 years ago
- Edward Nagel, operator of Eddie's Grocery, 400 7th Ave., Rock Island, is getting fed up with vandals who apparently cannot resist a brick pile near the store. He reported to police that a plate glass window in the store was broken for the second time in 10 days. Damage was estimated at $75. Police said a brick thrown through the window came from the brick pile near the store.
- 1976 -- 25 years ago
- Dale Pement, seventh-grader, was the top collector in Wilson Junior High School's special book drive marking National Children's Book Week. Dale brought in 85 books and received autographed copies of ``Football Running Backs'' and ``Abraham Lincoln,'' two books published this year by Wilson teacher David R. Collins. A total of 413 books were collected and will be distributed to school libraries and to area rest homes.
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