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Day in history for November 26, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
John Whitsitt of Preemption, who won first place at our county fair for his firkin butter, was in town today with 1,500 pounds of the same kind, shipping it to St. Louis.

1878 -- 125 years ago
Cannons that are to be used as posts for a new chain fence around the courthouse lawn were placed in position today. (Note: During World War II the old cannons were contributed to a scrap drive.)

1903 -- 100 years ago
Smallpox is spreading in Illinois. More than three hundred cases have been reported in 20 counties.

1928 -- 75 years ago
Freddie Semkin, 11, Hillsdale, drowned while skating on thin ice in a ditch near his home.

1953 -- 50 years ago
The completely rebuilt organ, which includes a new console, at the Evangelical and Reformed Church of Peace will be dedicated at worship services at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Also to be dedicated is a harp that has been added to the organ as a memorial gift by one of the church members. The donor's name will be announced at the service by the Rev. C.H. Rohlfing, pastor.

1978 -- 25 years ago
For a moment it looked like Daphne Dimple Doo had triumphed over old age and infirmity to return to the stage she loves. But the droopy-eared, sad-eyed star of Circa 21's ``Camelot'' may have seen her last days in theater. The basset hound had to be carried on and off the set Tuesday night because of chronic back problems.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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