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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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