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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1864 -- 150 years ago: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.








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