Day in history for November 26, 2001

1851 -- 150 years ago
Appropriations for the improvement of the Mississippi River must claim the immediate attention of Congress.

1876 -- 125 years ago
The city bridge at South Rock Island is completed.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Tim O'Rourke is the first player secured by Manager Frank Donnelly for the 1902 Rock Island team in the Three-I Baseball League.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Harry H. Hoben of Rock Island was elected secretary of the newly formed Mississippi Valley Funeral Director's Association.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Davenport will receive a new television channel, permitting the operation of a second station in that city in addition to the present WOC-TV. Davenport radio station KSTT hopes to secure the TV assignment. Moline radio station WQUA hopes to receive a TV permit, as it filed an early application. Moline, however, is not listed in the cities named for allocation in Illinois.

1976 -- 25 years ago
A Moline firm's attempt to rezone its plant site and adjacent land is likely to run into opposition when the Rock Island County Zoning Board of Appeals meets tonight. Louise Blaine, who lives just east of Moline Paint Manufacturing Co., 5400 23rd Ave., said she plans to attend the ZBA meeting and object. The paint company has requested its site and some adjacent land to the east be rezoned from C-2 (general commercial) to M-1 (light manufacturing).

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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