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: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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