Day in history for May 31, 2003
- 1853 -- 150 years ago
- Dr. Gregg's office is now in the rooms recently occupied as a daugerrotype gallery.
- 1878 -- 125 years ago
- Dr. Magill's office was burglarized. There is no clue to the guilty parties. Gold plate was stolen.
- 1903 -- 100 years ago
- Mrs. C.T. Williams of Rock Island won the second handicap tournament at the Arsenal Golf Club with a handicap of 24 and a net score of 111.
- 1928 -- 75 years ago
- The launching of a seaplane from a point on the Rock Island levee, between 18th and 19th streets, marked the initial step in the proposed establishment of an airport for this city on the Mississippi river front. The plan calls for the building of a passenger dock and hangar within the course of a few weeks.
- 1953 -- 50 years ago
- It rained red paint in one section of downtown Rock Island. Workers for the Alpha Erection Co., Edelstein, Ill., were painting the WHBF-TV tower at 18th St. and 3rd Ave. when one of them dropped a bucket of paint. The paint splattered surrounding autos.
- 1978 -- 25 years ago
- Tracy Eckert, standout guard on Moline's basketball team, was selected as a Prep All-American Girl Athlete. The All-American award was presented by the National High School Athletic Coaches Association. Eckert is one of 100 girls chosen throughout the country. The senior was selected for outstanding athletic achievement in several sports, including basketball, volleyball, track and softball.
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