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: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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