Day in history for May 11, 2003
- 1853 -- 150 years ago
- A line of telegraph is to be built at once between Rock Island and Peru along the line of the railroad. The line along the Mississippi from Quincy to Keokuk, Burlington, Muscatine and Davenport is to be put in good repair.
- 1878 -- 125 years ago
- Judge Wait of Geneseo, editor of the Republic, was cherishing the ambition of securing the nomination for the post of congressman in this district.
- 1928 -- 75 years ago
- Golden Eagle award, highest rank in Girl Scouting, was attained by Miss Irene Atkinson of Rock Island.
- 1953 -- 50 years ago
- Workmen at Fejervary Park, where a special children's zoo project is under construction, report that the unusual ``sidewalk superintendents'' watching progress on the job are proving more of a problem than the animals. The onlookers persist in taking too active an interest in the work and are continually climbing over the fence and getting in the way of construction.
- 1978 -- 25 years ago
- Six of Niabi Zoo's deer were killed Saturday morning, apparently by dogs that entered the pen through a gap in the fence. Rock Island County Sheriff's Corporal Dennis Whicker, who investigated the incident, said one buck, four does and a fawn were killed in the latest raid by dogs on zoo animals.
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