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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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