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: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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