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: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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