Day in history for June 21, 2003
- 1853 -- 150 years ago
- Mr. John B. Jervis, President of the Chicago And Rock Island Railroad Co. and Wm. B. Jervis, Chief Engineer, arrived in town on Saturday last. These gentlemen it will be recollected were appointed a committee by the directors at their last meeting, to locate the depot grounds at this end of the route.
- 1878 -- 125 years ago
- William Walters and daughter of Wyoming, Ill., were guests at the Harper House.
- 1903 -- 100 years ago
- Steps were taken at the First Methodist Church to form a Tri-City Methodist organization. Dr. Frizzelle was made chairman of a group to form the organization.
- 1928 -- 75 years ago
- Oscar E. Apple, Rock Island, again won the Trans-Mississippi checker tournament.
- 1953 -- 50 years ago
- Moline citizens were reminded by John T. Lindquist, city health inspector, that they must cut weeds on their property. Lindquist urges the weeds be cut for two reasons, health and appearance of their property. He said those who do not cut the weeds are liable for arrest and fines from $5 to $50.
- 1978 -- 25 years ago
- A unique, unmistakable aroma flowed from Alderman John Collins' mouth as he chatted outside East Moline City Hall. It was garlic. ``I just read that garlic will thin out your blood and keeps you from getting a cardiac arrest when you get excited,'' he said. He used the chaw of garlic, he said, because ``I have to keep calm. I want to serve out my term.''
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