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: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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