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: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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