Day in history for November 26, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
George Wagner, of the brewery between Moline and Rock Island, has been on the alert for some days endeavoring to detect a thief in his establishment. A $50 bill was first missed, next a $10, then a $20, and some others. A carpenter was sent for and an investigation made. Under a false floor the missing money was found in a nest of mice.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Golf caddies at Rock Island Arsenal earned $1,280 during the past season.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Ralph R. Clark, Rock Island, was re-elected president of the Rock Island City Sunday School Association.

1950 -- 50 years ago
One of the greatest thrills that can come to any child made yesterday a red-letter day for 12-year-old Carl Fanth of Davenport, when, despite a heavy cast which swathes his head and body, he boosted astride ``Trigger,'' famed wonder horse of his cowboy hero Roy Rogers. Carl has been in the cumbersome cast a year now, suffering a bone bruise and spinal injury which developed after he was struck by a baseball.

1975 -- 25 years ago
A sick sister, who received a turkey as a present in 1933, eventually led a Tampico farmer and his family into the gobbler business in a big way. Today, Coe Gaulrapp is one of three turkey farmers in the state who not only raise turkeys, but process and sell them. Gaulrapp annually buys 26,000 day-old poults.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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