Day in history for November 20, 2001

1851 -- 150 years ago
The streets need to be graded and handsome and permanent sidewalks built.

1876 -- 125 years ago
George Wagner of the Atlantic Brewery has built a brick ice house with a 1,500-ton capacity in the rear of his brewery.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Eighteen members attended the first meeting of the Rock Island County Medical Society at the Harper House.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Checks for approximately $243,000 will be sent out to Christmas savings club members.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Workmen from the Raymond Concrete Pile Co. of St. Louis were on their last stretch of soundings on the site of the proposed new Scott County courthouse and so far they've found nothing but solid rock. Fear has been expressed by several Scott County supervisors and officials as to the possibility of striking a vein of quicksand, supposedly running beneath the old courthouse.

1976 -- 25 years ago
A German shepherd watchdog was severely beaten during a Hooppole service station break-in that netted thieves only $7 or $8. Entry was gained to one portion of the Standard Service building, operated by Harold Heitzler, by breaking a window. Thieves then pried open the front door, encountered the dog, which is kept locked inside the building at night, and beat it with an unknown object. The animal has been kept at the station to discourage burglaries.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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