Day in history for April 18, 2003
- 1853 -- 150 years ago
- A.B. Kingsbury announced the opening of a new livery stable at the rear of the Graham House in Rock Island. He advertised ``good teams always in readiness at reasonable rates. Also hacks and carriages.''
- 1878 -- 125 years ago
- The 5:45 a.m. train on the Western Union railroad went off the track near Port Byron junction today on account of a misplaced switch. No one was injured.
- 1903 -- 100 years ago
- The Argus carried a story that Mrs. Elizabeth Ferkel of this county, one of the children of the late Col. George Davenport, pioneer of this section, was consulting attorneys here and in Davenport with the idea in view of setting up a claim to part of the Davenport estate.
- 1928 -- 75 years ago
- Rock Island voted three to one for a $380,000 bond issue to build a trans-shipment river terminal to serve the Quad-Cities district.
- 1953 -- 50 years ago
- Plans for Rock Island's participation in ``Operation Wakeup'' April 24 will include the simulated dropping of incendiary and high explosive bombs and the supposed damaging of bridges by ``saboteurs,'' according to Illinois Civil Defense Director Robert M. Woodward.
- 1978 -- 25 years ago
- The paddles traditionally used by teachers and principals to spank disruptive students are gathering dust these days in schools throughout the Illinois Quad-Cities. Local educators say discipline by force is gradually becoming a thing of the past.
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