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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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