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: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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