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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