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Day in history for November 9, 2001

1851 -- 150 years ago
Delegates at Burlington demanded the removal of obstructions to navigation in the Rock Island and the Keokuk rapids.

1876 -- 125 years ago
A $7,000 disaster occurred on the upper rapids when one of the barges of the Minneapolis struck a rock and sank.

1901 -- 100 years ago
H.W. Horst contracted with the D.R.I. And N.W. Railway to remodel the freight house at the foot of 17th St., Rock Island.

1926 -- 75 years ago
The American Railway Express Company announced inauguration of an air express line serving the Quad-Cities.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Because of a change in television program schedules, Mrs. Lester Miller, Rock Island, was able to see the marriage of her nephew, Gene Gordon, and Vera M. Burris, on the Bride and Groom program telecast by WHBF-TV. Bride and Groom, originating in New York, will be carried by the station on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Rock Island County has become one of the Soviet Union's top targets in the event of nuclear war with the United States, defense strategists say. ``This is now designated a target area because of the industry, the Quad-City Nuclear Power Station, the Rock Island Arsenal and the munitions stored around the county,'' according to County Civil Defense Director Don Bobb. Bobb said the list indicates the Quad-City area would be the Soviet's fifth target in Illinois.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.






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