Day in history for November 28, 2001

1851 -- 150 years ago
Our packers are offering $3.50 per 100 pounds for prime hogs.

1876 -- 125 years ago
S.J. Keator's residence on 7th Ave. and 23rd St., Rock Island, has been completed.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Five young women were the first graduates of St. Anthony's Hospital School of Nursing.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Hundreds of Rock Island children greeted Santa Claus on his arrival in the downtown district.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Rock Island Arsenal's new $177,000 water tank will be completed in six to eight weeks, it was announced today by Colonel W.W. Warner, Arsenal Commandant. The structure will measure 170 feet at the water line and will have a capacity of 500,000 gallons upon completion. The tank will add greatly to the Arsenal's water pressure, especially in fire protection.

1976 -- 25 years ago
A horse owned by Mrs. William A. Hewitt, Rock Island, completely dominated the jumping class at the American Royal Horse Show in Kansas City Nov. 14-20. Coming Attraction, a sensational chestnut jumping horse with a distinctive white paint spot on his right side, won both the $1,000 jumper stake in his final performance and the overall championship based on his finishes during the week. It was the 87th running of the nationally renowned horse show, and the final night performance drew 11,000 people to the Kansas City Kemper Arena.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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