Day in history for November 19, 2001

1851 -- 150 years ago
Captain Wilson's application for an exclusive ferry privilege was rejected.

1876 -- 125 years ago
Weyerhaeuser and Denkmann's sawmill was shut down for the winter after a very busy and profitable season.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The annual industrial fair opened with the largest attendance ever for an opening night.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island's first blizzard of the fall and a record November storm blanketed the city with 7 inches of snow.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Residents in the southwest section of Rock Island were saturated with Sunday reading material yesterday morning, according to a report received by police. Hyman M. Andich, manager of the Rock Island News Agency, said seven bundles of Sunday newspapers, containing 175 papers to the bundle, were stolen between 3 and 5 o'clock in the morning from outside Doden's Drugstore, 18th Avenue and 11th Street. Andich said the papers, valued at $25, were scattered all over the southwest section of the city.

1976 -- 25 years ago
The second phase of a major reconstruction project at the Quad-City Airport was approved today by the Metropolitan Airport Authority. Airport Manager George Kirk said the project, which will include a third phase to lengthen the runway an additional 2,000 feet, will make the airport capable of handling the larger four-engine jet aircraft.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rock Island Paper Mill is now operating. It is an establishment which our people ought to encourage by saving all rags for the mill, where you can get cash and the highest prices for them.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.






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