Today is Monday, Nov. 17, the 321st day of 2014. There are 44 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry landing has been moved a little downstream because of the increase of sandbars above and opposite the old landing place. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Ben Eden purchased the Union Meat Market at 207 20th St. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Washington dispatches declared the bad effects of war upon trade had ended, a restoration of credit balance with Europe relieving the situation. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The maintenance foreman on the Iowa Illinois Memorial Bridge between Moline and Bettendorf lost his life when he slipped and fell into the Mississippi River. 1964 -- 50 years ago: The Black Hawk College Board of Education last night formally expressed appreciation for a proposed gift of 44 acres of land for a building site but could not take any other action until after a Nov. 24 stockholders meeting of the donor company. 1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island County committee has approved a jail inmate phone service that could bring the county an additional $30,000 to $40,000 a year.