Day in history for May 6, 2003
- 1853 -- 150 years ago
- The public is invited to a free ride on the new ferry, Iowa, anytime Sunday afternoon. The proprietors of the ferry devote that afternoon to the public, giving all who desire to visit Davenport or the Island a free ride and an opportunity to examine the new boat.
- 1878 -- 125 years ago
- Burglars made an unsuccessful attempt Saturday night to enter the dry goods store of Mitchell And Parsons.
- 1903 -- 100 years ago
- Notwithstanding adverse press reports, officials of the Modern Woodmen of America were confident that the battle for rate adjustment was won at sessions of state camps held yesterday.
- 1928 -- 75 years ago
- Harold H. Slocum, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.H. Slocum, Rock Island, was one of seven University of Illinois students who built a successful television machine. W.N. Parker of Chicago, a senior in the college of engineering, developed the machine.
- 1953 -- 50 years ago
- There is an ordinance banning bicycles on sidewalks in Moline but aldermen said they believe it shouldn't be enforced in the Molette addition while 23rd Avenue is closed to traffic. The same is true along 34th St. where many children ride bicycles to and from school.
- 1978 -- 25 years ago
- Moline officials received word that a $285,150 Environmental Protection Agency grant has been approved that gives the go-ahead for implementation of design of the Rock River Regional Sewage Treatment System.
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