Day in history for July 5, 2003
- 1853 -- 150 years ago
- We noticed a large lot of boiler iron, discharging from the Ben West, at the Rock Island levee the other day for the Messrs. Buford's steam boiler manufactory.
- 1878 -- 125 years ago
- The Argus job printing rooms turn out cards, circulars, note heads, bill heads, law briefs, and all other kinds of printing, in the highest style of the art, and on the most reasonable terms. And The Argus book bindery is doing all kinds of work in that line, neat, quick and cheap.
- 1903 -- 100 years ago
- Special trains ran between Rock Island and Moline on the Fourth.
- 1928 -- 75 years ago
- Justice Floyd E. Thompson of Rock Island County, Democratic nominee for governor, launches his campaign.
- 1953 -- 50 years ago
- The Quad-Cities and western Illinois were recovering from three weekend storms which flooded streets and houses, damaged crops, homes and business places, and disrupted telephone and electric power service. The loss will total many thousands of dollars. Hailstones as large as 15 inches in circumference fell in parts of Mercer and Henry counties.
- 1978 -- 25 years ago
- About 667 East Moline residents who live near 21st Avenue have demanded that city officials use motor fuel tax funds to repair the road instead of building a new 12th Avenue. The 12th Avenue project is currently ranked first on the list while the 21st Avenue project is ranked ninth.
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