Day in history for November 18, 2001

1851 -- 150 years ago
We think it high time that some movement should be made by our city authorities toward the improvement of Rock Island streets and sidewalks.

1876 -- 125 years ago
The pay train on the Peoria Road was ditched at Milan on Tuesday. The fireman escaped with light bruises, the others without injury.

1901 -- 100 years ago
There will be a Happy-Go-Lucky social at the Memorial Christian Church, Rock Island, tonight. Everybody invited.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Augustana College directors approved a college band concert tour through Sweden and Norway in 1927.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Parents of the bobby-sox burglarets, the teenage girls who were arrested by Davenport police last week for a series of break-ins in east Davenport, were soundly scolded in juvenile court. The parents appeared with their two daughters before District Court Judge Glenn A. Kelly in Scott County juvenile court. Terming the girls series of petty burglaries more a case of delinquent parents than juvenile delinquency, Judge Kelly severely criticized the parents in a blistering lecture from the bench.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Four Aldi Food Stores, limited-line discount groceries, are scheduled to open in East Moline, Moline, Rock Island and Davenport. The stores are owned by Aldi-Benner Co., Burlington, Iowa, and will carry only canned or dry foods, and no refrigerated products.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.


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