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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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