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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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