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: 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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