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: It is said that the ferry company has cleared about $10,000 since the burning of the railroad bridge. Couldn't the company now afford to pay that little bill it owes the city?
1889 -- 125 years ago: The sum of $4 million in cash in addition to supplies of immense value were forwarded to Jamestown, Pa., from all parts of the country for relief of the sufferers from the great flood.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Board of Education secured a site for the New Central Grammar School by purchasing additional property south of Irving School for $3,400.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The total number of workers employed at the Farmall Works of International Harvester Co. has reached a peak of 5,300, the largest payroll in Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Army engineers testified today that the water levels of Lakes Huron and Michigan are at a 104-year low. The condition is causing a multi-million dollar loss to commercial shipping.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Department of Revenue issued certification for a tax-increment- financing district Friday afternoon, opening one more door for developer Jim Massa to proceed through on his way to establishing an automobile raceway.






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