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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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