Day in history for November 30, 2001

1851 -- 150 years ago
It is beginning to be learned that our coal is more valuable than our water power.

1876 -- 125 years ago
Keator's Sawmill shut down for the season.

1901 -- 100 years ago
E.C. Berry, president of the Tri-City Labor Congress, will confer with President Theodore Roosevelt on the Arsenal labor situation.

1926 -- 75 years ago
The Argus announced the opening of the 18th annual campaign of The Argus Santa Claus.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Well-aged samples of prohibition liquor stored in the old Moline Waterworks building since 1931 went to the fish yesterday as ``several dozen'' 2-ounce bottles were emptied into the Mississippi River. The samples were those from bootleg raids, turned over to the Moline city water inspector for analysis. The dumping of the ``hootch'' specimens was part of a general cleanup of the building, which will be used as a garage by the street department.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Construction is scheduled to begin soon on a 217-unit apartment complex at 3500 70th St., Moline. Building permits totaling $4.3 million for the complex, called Black Hawk Village Apartments, were taken out last week by G.G.D. Corp., a subsidiary of General Growth Development Corp., Des Moines. The property at the southeast corner of 70th St. and 34th Ave. recently was annexed to the city zoned R-5 (multiple-family residential).

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.

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