Day in history for November 14, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
Rock Island is growing so fast that we now have the merry bells of red bread wagons and of yellow ones. There's business enough for both bakeries.

1878 -- 125 years ago
Burglars entered the John Warner home on 5th Ave., Rock Island, last night. Carrie Warner awoke to see them standing by her bed, but she pretended to be asleep until they left.

1903 -- 100 years ago
Members of the Rock Island Club are planning a theatrical for Jan. 8.

1928 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island board of education voted to build an elementary school at 20th Ave. and 40th St.

1953 -- 50 years ago
An Iowa high school student, paralyzed from the waist down, has received $240 for the purchase of a new wheelchair as the result of a recent Strike It Rich program, seen on WHBF-TV at 10:30 a.m., Monday through Friday. He is Jay Hammer of Grand View.

1978 -- 25 years ago
Rock Island football fans shouldn't be forced to attend games on Saturday afternoon rather than Friday night because of hooligans. Councilman Lloyd Peters says the city council ought to do something to get the games back to the time they've traditionally been played. Rock Island High School officials last year said they were moving the games to afternoons because the stadium lights were too dim, though Alleman High School still plays its games there on Friday nights.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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