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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.

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