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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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