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: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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