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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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