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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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