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: A large and splendid new safe has been hauled out to Young Brothers store in Camden to replace the old one, which recently was robbed.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The salary of Mayor Blaning was raised to $1,000 by the Rock Island City Council.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rock Island Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring one of the most intensive cleanup campaigns ever conducted.
1939 -- 75 years ago: According to Forecaster Truman Shipman, April weather has been six and one-half degrees below normal with an all-time low for any April 12 established when the mercury slipped down to 22 degrees.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Board of Education discussed the planned addition to the high school until nearly midnight last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: April 13, 53 of the top spellers from Rock Island, Mercer, and Henry counties spelling bees came together at Augustana College to compete in the Ninth Annual Regional Spelling Bee.






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