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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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