Day in history for August 16, 2003
- 1853 -- 150 years ago
- The travel on the Rock Island Road is unabated. There are two trains a day and it requires four and five cars to accomodate the passengers. The Sunday train is to be discontinued.
- 1878 -- 125 years ago
- Merchants of Rock Island met in Mitchell And Parson's store to devise means to stop the diverting of home trade to Davenport. A lively discussion took place.
- 1903 -- 100 years ago
- A.M. Bruner has returned from Colorado where he has been ``roughing it'' while on vacation.
- 1928 -- 75 years ago
- More than 300 employees of the Rock Island Lines will take part in an athletic tournament to be sponsored by the railroad in Moline August 25.
- 1953 -- 50 years ago
- Shooting blackbirds within the city limits cost an 80-year-old hunter $16.40 when he was arraigned in East Moline police court. Accused of discharging firearms within the city limits was Edward Lootens who resides south of the East Moline approach of Campbell's Island bridge.
- 1978 -- 25 years ago
- Jenny doesn't look like Mom, but she's all the bunnies have. A nine-year-old schnauzer-sheepdog mix, Jenny has been playing mother to a litter of five baby rabbits. She protects them and keeps them warm, says her owner, Connie Stablein, 1318 12th St., Moline. Mrs. Stablein got the bunnies at Teske's Seed and Feed Store in Moline. Since then, Jenny has slept on a blanket in her box and the bunnies nestle under her stomach and legs.
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