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: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.




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