Day in history for March 22, 2003
- 1853 -- 150 years ago
- Mr. L.M. Webber has received new and beautiful styles of goods for ladies dresses, fresh from New York. An editor, with an empty purse, is tempted to buy, they are so handsome.
- 1878 -- 125 years ago
- By the action of Mayor Reynolds in casting the deciding vote, the Rock Island city council refused to confer equal privilege to the Diamond Jo Line of steamboats as enjoyed by the Northern Line.
- 1903 -- 100 years ago
- William C. Maucker, Democratic candidate for mayor in Rock Island, announced he was opposed to harboring women in saloons.
- 1928 -- 75 years ago
- Dr. F.A. Hainline was elected president of the Rock Island Civic Music Association.
- 1953 -- 50 years ago
- Drinking from a catsup bottle resulted in arrest last night for an unidentified man in Rock Island. Officers, called to Walgreen Drug Co., 1800 2nd Ave., said they found the man in a booth tilting a bottle of catsup. They also reported finding part of a bottle of wine on his person. Police said he could not and would not give his name.
- 1978 -- 25 years ago
- When engineers boring for a water tower site in Silvis hit an old coal mine shaft, they uncovered a major part of Rock Island County history. Test digging this week uncovered the shaft, at a depth of 50 feet, just south of the Semri Theater, 10th Street and 14th Avenue. According to an 1878 report, fuel was being dug from 26 mines in the county.
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