Day in history for November 7, 2001

1851 -- 150 years ago
Mr. Buttrick is building a pork house and will slaughter 10,000 hogs before Dec. 1.

1876 -- 125 years ago
The new Rock Island ordinance requires new sidewalks over a large territory and in many places where no walks have ever been built.

1901 -- 100 years ago
An area on Rock Island Arsenal has been selected for the erection of a monument marking the site of the old Fort Armstrong.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island set Dec. 13 as the date for opening bids on the sale of the municipal tuberculosis sanatorium.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Up to yesterday, no one from this area has applied for a bookie license, according to Bernard J. Moran, Rock Island County state's attorney. Moran has just returned from Chicago where he learned from the internal revenue bureau that no licenses had been issued. He pointed out, however, that the deadline for getting a license is Nov. 30. Internal revenue offices in Rock Island and Moline have reported a light demand for forms and information about license applications.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Don Bronkema, a 1949 graduate of Moline High School, has been appointed science editor of the Smithsonian Magazine, published in Washington, D.C., by the Smithsonian Institution. In his new position on the board of editors of Smithsonian, Bronkema will be principally responsible for environmental and scientific affairs.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.

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