Day in history for August 24, 2003
- 1853 -- 150 years ago
- The Rock Island City Council voted to take legal measures to obtain clear title to the public square (Spencer) on which the Methodist Church and the town schoolhouse stand.
- 1878 -- 125 years ago
- Ben Harper is carrying on a controversy with the city over the construction of the 16th Street sewer. The aldermen take the position that Mr. Harper, builder and owner of Rock Island's splendid new opera house, should bear part of the expense of the sewer.
- 1903 -- 100 years ago
- Major James M. Beardsley, distinguished as a soldier, lawyer and orator, died. He was Rock Island postmaster from 1876 to 1880. He had been a member of the commission to settle the famous Tilden-Hayes presidential contest deadlock.
- 1928 -- 75 years ago
- Kenneth Conrey, Moline, won the Quad-Cities tennis championship for the ninth time, defeating Frank Brody, Des Moines, in a close five-set match.
- 1953 -- 50 years ago
- For the fifth time, Dr. Richard Hainline of Rock Island won the Quad-City Quad States tennis championship in the climax event of a three-day tourney in which 151 persons from five states competed at the Riverside Park courts, Moline. Hainline defeated Roger Coad of Winfield, Kan., 6-0, 6-3.
- 1978 -- 25 years ago
- Rock Island police found that someone apparently took a fancy to a tan and black dog at the city's animal shelter. Someone cut the back fence and took the stray over the weekend.
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