Day in history for November 14, 2001

1851 -- 150 years ago
Nearly every boat discharges a large amount of freight on the levee showing that Rock Island merchants are waking up to the necessity and importance of doing a large and extensive business.

1876 -- 125 years ago
A union meeting of Rock Island churches was held at the Baptist Church.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The Augustana College eleven won from Moline High School in a close and exciting game, 5 to 0.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island County delegates to the annual state welfare conference at Mount Vernon bid for the 1927 session.

1951 -- 50 years ago
All Illinois Quad-Cities will be asked to join Rock Island in an official protest to the Illinois Commerce Commission on the quantity and quality of service provided by the Rock Island-Moline City Lines. Such a move represents the most strenuous action yet taken by the city council to obtain better bus service in Rock Island.

1976 -- 25 years ago
A mass produced housing project in Moline some 30 years ago for returning World War II veterans has prospered. To some, the survival of the 510 houses in Molette Addition, has been a surprise. Some thought the inexpensive tract homes would deteriorate into a slum. The two- and three-bedroom homes built on a cement slab without basements and with prefabricated aluminum walls sold for $6,800 to $7,800 when first built. Today they are selling in the mid-$20,000 range.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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