Day in history for November 5, 2001

1851 -- 150 years ago
Rock Island is attracting attention in eastern cities since it decided to unite itself to the Atlantic Ocean by bands of iron, the Chicago and Rock Island Railroad.

1876 -- 125 years ago
The Stillwater went up this morning and will go into winter quarters immediately.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island City Council passed an ordinance granting a franchise to the Illinois Independent Telephone Company.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Quad-City bankers proposed courses in technical banking subjects for banking personnel.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Moline's new Thomas Jefferson School opened this morning, with 194 pupils in its seven classrooms. The $284,750 building, located along 27th Street south of Villa Park, complete except for the gymnasium that will be added when steel for it becomes available, thus became the 14th grade school in the Moline school district. Jefferson's student body is made up of pupils transferred from Logan and Maple Grove Schools.

1976 -- 25 years ago
The burglar who broke into the Lloyd H. Clair residence, 2120 4th St., Moline, apparently satisfied his sweet tooth as well as his taste for larceny. Before bundling up $125 worth of loot, including a clock, cuff links and ties clasps, the intruder polished off three pieces of chocolate cake sitting on the kitchen counter, police reported.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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