Day in history for August 23, 2003
- 1853 -- 150 years ago
- A dreadful accident occurred to a young man named Eby, at Moline. A piece of lath, from the machine he was working, struck him just above the eye, fracturing the skull and entering the brain. A considerable quantity of the brain has been taken away; yet the man was alive when our paper went to press, and may possibly recover.
- 1878 -- 125 years ago
- The best 5-cent cigar in town is the Ramon Acosta, one of the brands manufactured in Rock Island.
- 1903 -- 100 years ago
- Jack Root, challenger for the light heavyweight boxing championship, is a visitor in Rock Island.
- 1928 -- 75 years ago
- The Rock Island Chapter of the Izaak Walton League have distributed seven dozen pheasants, in a new move to propagate them.
- 1953 -- 50 years ago
- Phillip Hubbart, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Hubbart, 2120 17th St., Rock Island, is to be one of four student participants on the network program ``Youth Takes a Stand'' which will be shown on WHBF-TV, 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 1. He is looking forward to the experience having never been in New York, or traveled by plane.
- 1978 -- 25 years ago
- A Moline man blamed an unexpected sneeze on his losing control of his car and striking a parked auto in the 400 block of 10th St. in Moline. Police ticketed Joseph Christman, 56, of 411 10th St., with improper lane usage. Christman was not injured in the accident.
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