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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 large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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