Day in history for November 22, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
Mr. G.H. King, at the Farmers Store, Geneseo, has a fine stock of goods, which he is offering to his customers at reduced prices.

1878 -- 125 years ago
Wide Awake Hose and Hook and Ladder Co. No. 2 will give a grand ball at Hillier's Hall on Thanksgiving eve, Wed., Nov. 28, tickets to which will be 75 cents.

1903 -- 100 years ago
The people of Moline will probably have to be satisfied if the library board can succeed in having the new Carnegie library completed for occupation before the holidays roll around.

1928 -- 75 years ago
Plans are being made for a Tri-City Jewish Center to be located in Rock Island.

1953 -- 50 years ago
An article written by Col. R.E. Peters, who has served as executive officer in the office of manpower, office of the chief of ordnance, Washington, cites the importance of the management engineering training program set up this year at Rock Island Arsenal. The item appears in the November-December issue of Ordnance, published by the American Ordnance Association in Washington.

1978 -- 25 years ago
It looked like an ordinary, beat-up old violin until Rock Island police looked inside and saw ``Stradivarius'' on the label. That name can bring hundreds of thousands of dollars from collectors, but not in this case. The fiddle's a fake, say experts. But that's about all police know, except that a man tried to sell it for $100 in a downtown night spot.

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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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