Day in history for November 29, 2001

1851 -- 150 years ago
The Rev. J.W. Denison is principal of the Rock Island Collegiate Institute and Female Seminary.

1876 -- 125 years ago
About 300 bushels of coal are mined every day at Bailey Davenport's coal banks at South Rock Island.

1901 -- 100 years ago
John S. Corbin, 83, resident of Rock Island County since 1840, died.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Three Rock Island locations have been leased by the Consumers Wholesale Supply Company, Minneapolis, for establishment of retail grocery stores.

1951 -- 50 years ago
A Moline engineering executive has been appointed an honorary member of the Illinois Association of School Boards. He's Earl H. Beling, 3428 13th St., Moline, who is one of five persons throughout the state to receive such an appointment. Beling is a former president of the Moline board of education.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Linda Coffing of Moline can add the American Jurisprudence Volume on estate law to her legal bookshelf after her top performance in estate and trust law classes at Southern Illinois University law school in Carbondale. The volume was presented to Coffing by Hiram Lesar, dean of the Southern law school, for the Lawyers Co-Op Publishing Co., which annually honors top law students. Coffing, a Law Review honor student, has been working while in law school for the state's attorney's office in Murphysboro.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.

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