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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.

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