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: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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