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: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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