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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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