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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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