Day in history for November 23, 2001

1851 -- 150 years ago
The part of the railroad from Ottawa to Rock Island is now being negotiated by different contractors.

1876 -- 125 years ago
The moulders commenced work in the Buford Plow Works new foundry for the first time.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The Rt. Rev. Frederick W. Taylor, Bishop of the Episcopal Church Diocese of Quincy, made his first official visit to Trinity Church, Rock Island.

1926 -- 75 years ago
The Tri-City Wholesale and Retail Foods Association was organized at a meeting in the Fort Armstrong Hotel.

1951 -- 50 years ago
A battered, but empty safe, which had contained an estimated $3,500 before it was taken Wednesday night or early Thursday morning from the Eagle Supermarket, 2310 3rd Ave., Rock Island, was found this morning underneath the Hennepin Canal span of the Rock Island-Milan bridges. The burglars also abandoned at this site a pickup truck which they stole earlier Wednesday night in Davenport and used in the burglary.

1976 -- 25 years ago
First National Bank and Uptown National Bank, both of Moline, have agreed to merge their operations, Richard A. Shultz, president of the downtown bank, said today. Approval of the bank stockholders and national comptroller of the currency are yet to be given the merger plan, but Shultz said no problems are expected and the merger should be effective in five to six months.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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