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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.

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