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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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