Day in history for September 11, 2003
- 1853 -- 150 years ago
- A steamship now being built in Greenpoint, N.Y. will cross the Atlantic in six days, according to the architect.
- 1878 -- 125 years ago
- The steamer James Chapman is stranded two miles above the Moline chain.
- 1903 -- 100 years ago
- St. Paul's Lodge, Knights of Pythias, has appointed committees to function at the annual state encampment to be held here next month.
- 1928 -- 75 years ago
- WHBF has been allotted a higher wave length under the reallocation program of the federal government.
- 1953 -- 50 years ago
- Will Dammann, 73, founder and president of the nationally-known Bear Manufacturing Company, Rock Island, died at 4 a.m. today in St. Anthony's Hospital. He resided at 2230 14th St., Rock Island. Mr. Dammann was a pioneer in the field of automobile wheel alignment equipment and was well known throughout the automotive world.
- 1978 -- 25 years ago
- An idea of a Moline dentist and the carpentry skill of a retired woodworker are bringing the Belgian game of rolle bolle from back yards and parks to living rooms and dens. The table-top version of the game is a brainstorm of Dr. Hubert VandeVoorde, long active in the affairs of the Center for Belgian Culture, and is being made in the shop of C.L. Willits at 16th Ave. and 15th St. The game is played with six miniature walnut bolle balls, one-tenth the size of standard balls, on a table covered with Astroturf.
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