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 board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.






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