Day in history for December 4, 2001

1851 -- 150 years ago
Grading on the Chicago and Rock Island Railroad is completed for 5 miles out of Chicago.

1876 -- 125 years ago
The Buford Plow Works has just received another larger order for plows and cultivators from California.

1901 -- 100 years ago
A pumpkin pie social marked the opening of the Rock Island Y.M.C.A. boys' department.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Dr. C.E. Robb was elected president of the lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Society.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Jack Sundine and Gil Johnson, both of Moline, have been named editor and production manager, respectively, of the Moline Dispatch, it was announced by the publishers. Sundine replaces the late Wilbur Mueller, who died last year. Johnson, who had been telegraph editor of the newspaper, will be replaced by C.H. Woods of Davenport. The position of production manager recently was created.

1976 -- 25 years ago
The son of an East Moline couple has been honored for heroism at the scene of a traffic accident in Germany earlier this year. Bernhard L. Harding, a transportation specialist with the U.S. Army's 501st Transportation Company in Germany, was among nine persons presented the Gentleman of the Road Award in ceremonies in Heilbronn, Germany. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. B.L. Harding, 939 38th Ave., East Moline.

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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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