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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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