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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.

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