Day in history for November 27, 2001

1851 -- 150 years ago
The census of the state of Illinois showed a total population of 851,470.

1876 -- 125 years ago
The Kellerstrass and the Streckfus buildings in Rock Island have been completed at costs of $12,000 and $8,000, respectively.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island Lumber Company will erect offices and warehouses at 5th Avenue and 27th Street.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Moline defeated Rock Island High School, 13-7, at Douglas Park.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Discussion of the proposed annexation of the Milan school district is slated for the next meeting of the Rock Island board of education Tuesday night, Dec. 11, in the wake of a chamber of commerce recommendation that favorable action be taken in the matter. Earl H. Hanson, superintendent of schools, said he has invited E.S. Metcalf, county superintendent of schools, to attend.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Rock Island's more than $1.9 million new three-level parking building across from the City Hall had its grand opening at 9 a.m. with a brief ceremony in front of the impressive structure. Mayor James H. Haymaker served as master of ceremonies. Santa Claus arrived on a Rock Island Fire Department truck after the ribbon-cutting ritual to formally open the Christmas shopping season. Free parking was afforded today and will be again tomorrow in the 566-space building.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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