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 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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