Day in history for December 2, 2001

1851 -- 150 years ago
The St. Louis Intelligencer says Davenport and Rock Island are destined to be two of the largest cities on the Upper Mississippi.

1876 -- 125 years ago
The Moline Wagon Company is in receipt of a silver medal from Dallas, Texas, for the best farm wagon in the world.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The new bowling alley of the Rock Island Club, which is pronounced to be the finest in this section, was opened today for the first time.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Dr. G.A. Brandelle of Rock Island, president of the Augustana synod, gave the opening address at the synod's international conference.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Two 14-year-old Rock Island boys were each assessed $5.40 court costs, severely lectured and ordered to report to Policewoman Madeline L. Johnson on four consecutive Saturdays after pleading guilty to malicious mischief charges in Rock Island police court. The youths confessed to breaking 31 pickets from the fence of Harry O. McCarty, 1224 2nd St., and several pickets from the fence of Jacob J. Nuessli, 1302 2nd St.

1976 -- 25 years ago
An elementary school desegregation plan tentatively approved by the Rock Island School District's Integration Implementation Steering Committee is opposed by Milan parents, who say they may attempt a court fight of the state desegregation directive. The Milan parents have objected to busing fifth- and sixth-graders to Grant School in Rock Island.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.

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