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: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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