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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1864 -- 150 years ago: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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