Day in history for November 15, 2001
- 1851 -- 150 years ago
- The Robinson family continues to draw good houses at Lee and Whisler's new hall.
- 1876 -- 125 years ago
- Freight cars on the St. Louis Road came into Rock Island with about an inch-and-a-half of snow on their roofs.
- 1901 -- 100 years ago
- Dr. P.P. Waldenstrom, Swedish statesman and literary man, addressed students at Augustana College.
- 1926 -- 75 years ago
- Dr. O.H. Bostrom, Augustana College professor, advocated the establishment of a campus church for Lutheran students.
- 1951 -- 50 years ago
- A matchbook salesman who fails to deliver orders obtained from restaurant owners is operating in the Quad-City area. Rock Island County Sheriff Morris E. Muhleman said he had complaints from Milan restaurant operators about a salesman who identified himself as Paul M. Ream of Vincennes, Ind. The police chief at Vincennes told Sheriff Muhleman that a Vincennes address given by the salesman is fictitious.
- 1976 -- 25 years ago
- The fabulous yacht of Roy Carver, wealthy Quad-City philanthropist, is discussed in detail in a recent issue of a German news magazine, Bunte. The writer for Bunte interviewed Carver and photographed the posh vessel while the yacht, the Lac II, was anchored at Monaco. A caption under one of the pictures said that the luxurious ship of Carver caused a stir even on the Riviera, which usually is pretty blase about the comings and goings of the wealthy jet set.
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