Day in history for January 3, 2003
- 1853 -- 150 years ago
- The sleighing is very fine in this vicinity now. There are plenty of snow, sleighs and bells. The Mississippi is clear and there are good horses, plenty of furs and a town full of charming girls.
- 1878 -- 125 years ago
- Among the old settlers who died during 1877 were Jonas Sparks, James Copp, John Siegrist, William D. Hatten, Mrs. Eliza Augustus, and George W. Harris, all of Rock Island.
- 1903 -- 100 years ago
- J.B. Brown was installed as chief patriarch of Rock Island encampment No. 12, Odd Fellows, last night.
- 1928 -- 75 years ago
- Seventeen liquor prohibition cases again were sent to the circuit court on changes of venue.
- 1953 -- 50 years ago
- Moline Public Hospital treated 14,655 patients during 1952, an increase of 4 percent over 1951, the hospital's annual report shows. Babies born totaled 1,492, an increase of 3 percent over the previous year. Emergencies were up 3 percent and 1,484 patients were cared for.
- 1978 -- 25 years ago
- East Moline residents accustomed to driving snowmobiles on city streets will have to pursue the sport elsewhere under an ordinance expected to be approved by the city council. The ordinance, suggested by the public-safety committee, limits the operation of snowmobiles to private property and a specially-designated area near the East Moline landfill.
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