Day in history for June 20, 2003
- 1853 -- 150 years ago
- Stagecoaches, which connect with the present terminus of the Chicago And Rock Island Railroad at Peru, arrive daily between 4 and 6 p.m., and leave Rock Island for Peru at 7:30 a.m. daily. Always full inside. Good horses, good drivers.
- 1878 -- 125 years ago
- The Rodman Rifles will parade in Rock Island in their new uniforms on the Fourth of July and will close the day with a celebration on Credit Island.
- 1903 -- 100 years ago
- A raft of logs for the Weyerhaeuser And Denkmann sawmill hit a pier of the Crescent railway bridge in strong wind. The alarm was sounded and soon all available river craft were on hand to round up the scattered logs.
- 1928 -- 75 years ago
- Deputy Sheriff Rudolph Kropp was severely beaten by four pugilists when he tried to quell a disturbance at a dance resort near Silvis.
- 1953 -- 50 years ago
- Mrs. Helen Foster, 25, 702 32nd Ave., Rock Island, was fined $15 and assessed $5.40 court costs in Rock Island police court on a charge of disturbing the peace. She allegedly was engaged in a hair pulling fight with Mrs. Millie Calhoun, a neighbor.
- 1978 -- 25 years ago
- Green Rock officials are declaring war on property owners who have not mowed their lots. Ald. Henry VanKlaveren, chairman of the health and sanitation committee, said that Saturday will be the deadline for property owners to get the work done. The long grass hinders the city's fight against mosquitoes.
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