Day in history for November 25, 2001

1851 -- 150 years ago
The Chicago Democrat of Saturday last says that the grading on the Chicago and Rock Island Road is completed for five miles out of Rock Island.

1876 -- 125 years ago
Brita Nelson, the Rapids City murderess, has been sent home from the insane asylum as cured. Her sanity has never been doubted half as much as that of the jury which tried her case.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The East Moline Post Office was robbed of $200 in cash and $125 in stamps. Entrance was affected through a cellar window.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Departmental changes announced for Modern Woodmen of America head office include the creation of a cashier's branch.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Oscar Mayer and Co. was granted a permit to erect a cooler and ramp building at an estimated cost of $931,000 at 1337 W. 2nd St., Davenport. The cooler section measuring 146-by-160 feet will include five stories and a cellar. The 4-story ramp connected to it will measure 45-by-100 feet.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Master Builders of Iowa, in an attempt to reduce theft on construction sites, started a program to reward those who aid in the apprehension of guilty parties. Howard Davenport, Moline, received the first check issued for $500. Davenport assisted in capturing two men who broke into a trailer on the Priester Construction job site at Moline Public Hospital on June 21.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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