Day in history for November 14, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Young men should keep out of Rock Island if they want to avoid temptations dire and dark. Go to farming.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Rock Island bankers today reported that a new counterfeit dollar is in circulation. Dated 1881, it has excellent workmanship and is in general, well made.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The board of directors of the Rock Island Visiting Nurse Assn. has chosen a committee to select a nurse and to direct operations for the beginning of work in this city.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The goal of the Rock Island Community Chest campaign to be held next week was set at $30,000 at a meeting of the budget committee yesterday afternoon. The goal for the first half of the year was $25,000.

1957 -- 50 years ago
The grand opening of Kent Shoes remodeled store will be held Friday and Saturday. The store was formerly occupied by Harry Lefstein's. There are over 13,000 pairs of family shoes including Buster Brown, Red Cross and Florsheims.

1982 -- 25 years ago
John and Helen Danay, parents of Pfc. Jerry Lee Danay, who was killed in Vietnam in March, 1971, were in Washington, D.C., to help commemorate the new Vietnam War Memorial. She and her family visited the memorial, engraved with 50,000 names, three or four times a day for the five days they were in Washington.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.








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