Day in history for June 23, 2003
- 1853 -- 150 years ago
- A company of singers entertained people nightly. They were the whippoorwills, and their music may be heard especially along Moline Road.
- 1878 -- 125 years ago
- A soldiers' monument was unveiled at Aledo on the Fourth of July. Rock Island Arsenal sent artillery to the celebration, by special permission of the war department.
- 1903 -- 100 years ago
- Guy Scott of Aledo was declared the winner by 44 votes over Joseph N. Carter for a place on the Supreme Court bench of Illinois.
- 1928 -- 75 years ago
- The Bituminous Casualty Corp., now being organized in Rock Island, was issued a state charter.
- 1953 -- 50 years ago
- A former Rock Island resident is alive today because of what has been termed by experts as a medical miracle. The heart of Mrs. Robert Rosenthal, 37, now living in Tampa, Fla., was massaged for 24 minutes by the supple fingers of a Tampa surgeon after it had stopped beating and began to beat again during an operation. The 24-minute massage period is believed the longest on record.
- 1978 -- 25 years ago
- Two men narrowly escaped injury when the walls of a ditch they were working in caved in on them. Philip Vaughn, Orion, and Bill Davis, Sherrard, were working in a ditch for a sewer line to a new home being built in the Oak Park Addition, Coal Valley, when the sides of the trench gave way. Vaughn was completely buried for a brief time and Davis partially covered.
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