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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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