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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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