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: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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