Day in history for November 8, 2001

1851 -- 150 years ago
Several Indian chiefs on their way to Washington City stopped in Rock Island and put on dances. The city band discoursed music, which amused the chiefs.

1876 -- 125 years ago
New bookcases have been put up in the Rock Island Library to accommodate the new books lately received there.

1901 -- 100 years ago
George H. Johnston arrived from St. Louis on one of his periodical visits to inspect the progress of the new Illinois Theater.

1926 -- 75 years ago
The Tri-City Symphony made the first appearance of its 10th concert season at the Fort Armstrong Theater.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Employees of the Container Corporation of America plant in Rock Island were scheduled to begin returning to their jobs this afternoon under the settlement of a dispute over the firing of a worker. The company has agreed to reinstate the discharged employee. The firing resulted in a protest walkout by 250 workers and the shutting down of the plant, which manufactures corrugated boxes.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Pseudorabies, a disease fatal to newborn pigs, has again hit Henry County, invading four Cambridge area swine herds and killing about 400 baby pigs. The disease has lain dormant since striking last July, when it claimed about 1,000 young pigs and prompted cancellation of swine breeding shows at several county fairs, including one in Henry County.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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