Day in history for May 21, 2003
- 1853 -- 150 years ago
- Mr. Smith of the seminary, with his school, held a picnic on the island. We are told it was a very pleasant affair. The school is quite large and flourishing.
- 1878 -- 125 years ago
- John E. Ennis, immigration agent for the International and Great Northern Railroad of Texas, was registered at the Rock Island House.
- 1903 -- 100 years ago
- Commencement exercises at Augustana College will be May 28. The seminary commencement is May 27.
- 1928 -- 75 years ago
- A truckload of beer, approximately 300 gallons, was seized by Deputy Sheriff F.R. Schleuter at the corner of 16th Ave. and 10th St., East Moline, at 12:15 Saturday night.
- 1953 -- 50 years ago
- The sale of the Lytle Lincoln collection, valued at $15,000, was approved in an order signed by Scott County District Court Judge Walter A. Newport. It is reported that several Quad-City groups and individuals are interested in obtaining the large collection of Lincoln books, papers and other materials owned by the late Harry F. Lytle, Davenport auto dealer.
- 1978 -- 25 years ago
- Rock Island County officials are conducting a new inventory of Niabi Zoo stock as the first step in improving control over free-wheeling animal trades. The inventory follows State's Attorney Edward Keefe's call for better records at the troubled zoo, and marks the first time the auditor's office has played a role in checking forest preserve commission affairs.
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