Day in history for November 21, 2001

1851 -- 150 years ago
``Der Democrat'' is the name of a new German paper established in our sister city, Davenport.

1876 -- 125 years ago
The floors in the Bengston and Kane Stores, Rock Island, are being raised and the rooms newly fitted up.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Secretary J.S. Freeman is meeting with encouragement in his canvass for funds for installation of a separate boys' department in the Y.M.C.A.

1926 -- 75 years ago
A goal of $1,500 was set in the annual sale of Christmas seals in Rock Island.

1951 -- 50 years ago
In a move aimed at giving Rock Island better police protection, Police Chief Claus C. Miller today said the police force will switch to one-man squad cars and 1-man detective assignments effective Dec. 1. Under this plan, the city will receive 24-hour protection from four squad cars instead of two. The one-man squad car system has been used on a test basis during the day shift for several months.

1976 -- 25 years ago
East Moline police are investigating a burglary in which the intruders dropped in through a skylight in the Baecke's Twin Rivers Market, 718 15th Ave., and left with an estimated $100 cash. Owner Larry H. Gerlach said the burglars went through several drawers in his office and the cash register, taking rolls of coins and loose change. Once inside they set up a ladder and also left through the skylight.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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