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 learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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