Day in history for December 5, 2001

1851 -- 150 years ago
Lowell Buttrick has erected a handsome stone building for slaughtering and packing beef and pork.

1876 -- 125 years ago
The lumber business of Rock Island amounts to more than $500,000 a year.

1901 -- 100 years ago
William Ullemeyer has been named a member of the executive committee of the Illinois Pharmaceutical Association.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Mrs. Devore N. Simonson was reelected to the board of directors of the Illinois Republican Women's Clubs.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Forty-five babies were born in Quad-City hospitals over the weekend, topping the old record of 42 that was set last spring. The girls outnumber the boys 24 to 21. Moline Public Hospital reported the most births, with 16. St. Anthony's reported 9, Moline Lutheran and Mercy each had 7, St. Luke's reported 4, and 2 were born in Davenport Osteopathic.

1976 -- 25 years ago
The Rock Island Line has requested more than $120 million in federal aid to make repairs and improvements, including rehabilitation of track, between the Quad-Cities and Kansas City, Mo. Rock Island trustee William Gibbons said Rock Island officials outlined the four-part plan to Federal Railway Administration officials in Washington on Nov. 11. U.S. District Judge Frank G. McGarr is overseeing the Rock Island's efforts toward financial reorganization.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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