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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1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.

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