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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