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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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