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 mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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