Day in history for November 15, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
Attention is requested to the advertisement of Messrs. Mills And Co., of a note book lost. Payment of the notes has been stopped by notice to the persons indebted, and the book can be of no use to any persons but Messrs. Mills And Co.

1878 -- 125 years ago
The prospects are that the Rodman Avenue railroad crossing will be in a torn up condition the balance of the year.

1903 -- 100 years ago
Mrs. Louis C. First, 2124 5th Ave., Moline, broke her elbow and dislocated her ankle in jumping from a buggy Sunday on the island.

1928 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island's name will be painted on the roof of several buildings to guide airplane pilots.

1953 -- 50 years ago
A first place national safety award has been given to the Bettendorf works of the J.I. Case Co. The National Safety Council awarded first place in the nationwide competition to the Bettendorf plant for having the lowest accident frequency rate in the machine shops and foundries group.

1978 -- 25 years ago
State clean-air officials have decided to allow Rock Island Arsenal to continue polluting, saving it from action Army officials said could have shut down the facility. The approval came more than two months after a hearing where Arsenal officials and local government spokesmen appealed for the variance, which allows the pollution to continue until July 1, 1979.

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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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