Day in history for May 12, 2003
- 1853 -- 150 years ago
- Among those who have recently taken up their residence in this city are Robert W. Smith and Messrs. Pleasants and Henderson, attorneys. Mr. Smith came here from Ohio. Atty. Pleasants from Washington, D.C., and Atty. Henderson is a native of Illinois.
- 1878 -- 125 years ago
- The Rev. G.R. Palmer, pastor of Fifth Avenue Methodist Church, preached on ``Elements of Strength in the Christian Church.'' His evening subject was ``Upward Steps Leading to Liberty.''
- 1903 -- 100 years ago
- An increase of from 40 to 65 percent in the cost of delivering ice was reported.
- 1928 -- 75 years ago
- Quad-City Chambers of Commerce planned to honor William Butterworth, Moline, new national president, at a dinner.
- 1953 -- 50 years ago
- A budget of $2,211,845, including a $960,000 item for continuation of the long-range building and modernization program at Moline Public Hospital, was approved yesterday afternoon during a conference of city council finance committee and hospital board members.
- 1978 -- 25 years ago
- Despite uncooperative weather, volunteer bird counters in the Illinois Audubon Society's spring bird count cited more species this year than last. Elton Fawks, Rock Island County chairman for the count, said 102 species had been reported by Saturday night, tying last year's total. Two volunteers had not yet filed their reports. The rarest bird found was a Wilson's Phalarope.
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