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: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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