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: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.

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