Day in history for January 30, 2003
- 1853 -- 150 years ago
- Buildings are soon to be erected in the 1st Ward in Rock Island for a manufactory for a new kind of mower and reaper.
- 1878 -- 125 years ago
- The charity ball last night at the Harper House was the event of the season. Ticket holders numbered 150. The supper was a very elegant affair. The ladies costumes included every material from calico to unbleached muslin. The proceeds totaled $600.
- 1903 -- 100 years ago
- As a result of his recent indictment by the grand jury, James Darnell, Rock Island chief of police, has resigned from office.
- 1928 -- 75 years ago
- The Democrats of Rock Island will meet tomorrow night at the Harms Hotel to line up candidates for the municipal primary. The meeting has been called by Ben F. Somerson, city Democratic committee chairman.
- 1953 -- 50 years ago
- Plans for addition of eight classrooms to Alleman High School were announced today. The new rooms will give the Rock Island Catholic high school a capacity of between 1,100 and 1,200 students. Estimated cost of the project is $140,000.
- 1978 -- 25 years ago
- After twice threatening to discontinue cab service in Moline, Robert Nourse, owner of Hart Cab Co., finally has what he wants, higher rates and smaller discounts. The rate package must be approved by the full council next week before it can be implemented.
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