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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