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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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