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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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