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: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.

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