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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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