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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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