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: Recruits can get $500 by enlisting now. Lt Jobe has a recruiting office on Illinois Street.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Superintendent Schnitger formally inaugurated the Rock Island and Davenport Railway Line of the Holmes system by putting on four cars to start.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Wires of the defunct Union Electric Co. are being removed by city electricians.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The Bishop Hill softball team won the championship in WHB"S Mississippi Valley tournament at Douglas Park.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A boom in apartment construction has hit Rock Island, with approximately 300 units either in or near the construction stage or due for an early rezoning decision.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Members of the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission are hoping to revive their push for a new $70 million four-lane bridge spanning the Mississippi River.

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